“fifty years is nothing”

… fifty years is nothing. It might look very big for you, who are quite young. But when 50 years end, you find it just the same–the illusion of time. you know. We are what we are. Whether you grow older, more decrepit, inside, the sense of awareness of being is the same throughout…the chap inside is the same, unchanged…

(on turning 90) R K Narayan to Frontline, 1996

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