Friday, September 30, 2011

HBH 253

Some birthdays inspire
Defiance, defeat of age
Inner child gambols

Last night saw a surprise birthday party for Nick Bonner, the mastermind behind Koryo Tours and a raft of other North Korea-related ventures (film-making, cultural exchanges, a poster art business). I had always assumed he was at least a few years younger than me, but it transpires that, in fact, it is the other way around. I suppose he's been eating a lot of ginseng.

Whatever his secret, it's a great encouragement to the rest of us - a reassurance that 'middle age' can be an annexe of youth rather than the ante-room of death.

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