I understood the different kinds of expression appropriate to different ages — lyrical for a young man, meditative for the middle ages, reflective for old age. There’s probably some truth to those designations, but not really. You can feel even more passionate about things as you get older. As you drop the restraining and inhibiting braces of your thoughts and allow your feelings to become manifest a certain kind of energy is liberated.
From “Hello! I Must Be Cohen” By Gavin Martin (New Musical Express, January 9, 1993).