I used to wonder what that meant but then of course it is a state of mind, and keeping the mind active is important. Our bodies do age and there is no disputing that, as we grow older it is harder to recover from illnesses, and injuries. Nowadays the saying goes '50 is the new 40' and 60 is the new 50' ha! that is great and to some extent it's true because we are living longer and that is brillliant mainly due to the wonders of modern science and all the ways they have found to keep us upright.
I always envisaged myself as a bit of a rebel and indeed still do and will stand my ground and give it out both in writing and in the face of adversity. Does one live quietly and leave disgraceful behaviour to the younger generation or do we still fight for the rights of those we see in distress, speak out when necessary. Does graceful mean hidding ones light under a bushel or does it mean speaking out when we see things we don't agree with? What do you think?