He was about 32 when it happened. He got off the hook. And what a relief! No more worry about the 40 years crisis, no more thoughts about death or dementia. No more anxiety when thinking about a life bound to a chair, eating porrige because all the teeth had come out; nice people shouting to you when they made conversation. Always a little wet spot in the underwear - always wondering how it came to be that young people were such whiny, bland little wankers - always wondering why their music was such a blatant rip off of the music of his own youth.
He simply came off age.