Today’s society tends to focus on the young, missing the point of life. Our ancestors knew better, the old were once respected and revered for their wisdom and maturity.
As the husk ages and falls away the grain ripens. Life is in the grain, the seed, not the husk. The husk is but a vehicle, a casing, within which the grain matures.
So much emphasis is put on the husk, beauty aids, plastic surgery, health foods and regimes all in an attempt to prolong the life of the husk, but all in vain. The husk prospers only due to the life force of the grain within.
When the grain is fully matured, the husk ages, wrinkles, and eventually falls away.