There’s no question the pyramids are old. The famous three at Giza were built in a spate of pharaonic might and zeal over four and a half thousand years ago. Jump the Mediterranean, and a couple of millennia, to that jewel of Western civilization, the Parthenon – it too is old.
And then there’s an old man, and an old bike, seen outside the Bavani Stores, Nirveli*.
White hair, chronologically old perhaps, but fierce and independent.
Old is relative.
Posted in response to Sue Llewellyn’s Word a Week Challenge this week: “Old”.
* North of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.