On ageing gracefully

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My attention was caught by a photo of the singer, Tom Jones with his son, Mark in the Guardian magazine today.  The son is the one with grey hair and wrinkles.  Dad is tanned, white of teeth, black of hair and beard and single-chinned.  In the accompanying interview, Tom admits he’s had a little help from his plastic surgeon and dentist over the years.  I have no problem with these interventions, if that’s what floats Mr Jones’ boat.  I just wonder what might happen if he stopped suddenly fighting back the ravages of time.  It must be a very exhausting crusade.

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