The thought has been occuring to me lately that every venerable and wise man I can think of has a good walking stick or staff.
Some have a cane which is respectable enough but as there are short walking sticks to be had it’s not the same. To me, Charlie Chaplin seems to sit somewhere at the edge of this line.
Equally I suspect, carbon fibre and aluminium alloy won’t find themselves in the hands of the venerable or even the wise. Smart maybe. But smart isn’t always wisdom.