my current mattress is about 15 years old. the fabric is worn in the center and frayed at the edges. There are about a thousand cat scratches; it sags in the middle.
i love pretty sheets to cover a mattress. i remember dressing the bed as a prelude to love making. this old mattress saw some action in its day, but nothing i want to go into here.
i've sat cross legged on this mattress and painted silks. i've cut matboard on this bed. i've shared the space with friends and lovers.