The refrain among chennaiites irrespective of the strata they belong to is to talk about ‘getting old, or he/she is sooo old.’
That set me thinking, rather reflecting on the racing years in our life and the effect or toll it takes on our health, physical as well as psychological.
Talking about the changes that manifest is the appearance of gray hair, wrinkles, a scrawny neck and a slight loss of weight. But these visual changes don’t really bother either the subject concerned or the onlooker if the fact is accepted that these changes are inevitable when one ages. Again, it is likely that one puts on weight as well with age and it invariably happens with performing artistes and sportsmen once the physical activity ceases. Sportsmen necessarily call it a day but what surprises me is artistes don’t seem to, especially dancers because they continue to ‘entertain ‘ audiences without realizing the ‘visual’ impact it creates. I feel age really matters where these performing artistes are concerned and high time they too call it a Day or stick to Abhinaya as Balasaraswathi used to do.