Recently, I was speaking with an older brother who is well into his 80's and is a widower. He explained to me that it is tough getting old and that "nothing works right anymore". He told me that he was able to get through his 70's with few problems. But now that he is in his 80's, he is having significant health issues. He seems to be taking it in stride though. I said; "Hey, pretty soon, you will be younger than me!" (I certainly do not believe that, but that is besides the point.) So he looks at me and starts laughing hysterically and says, "I sure hope so!"
It was kind of funny and sad at the same time. Here you have an elderly man who has been a loyal subject for most of his adult life, lost his wife several years ago and now the paradise no longer seems real to him anymore. That is a tough pill to swallow.