There are many ways of seeing things. With intellect, with imagination, with love and as one gets older, these ways invariably take on the patina of age.
That’s not a bad thing really.
In fact it’s helpful.
While old age may take away the sharp, brash clarity of youth, in return it softens ones field of vision and allows the myriad shades of gray to add themselves to the picture. There is better balance that way.