Meyer Myerowitz purchased a beautiful new set of tefillin just a few months short of his 89th birthday! He is a fascinating person and told me many fascinating stories of growing up in New York city in the early 1900s and of his army service during the war. What impresses me most is that when I told him that he needed new tefillin that he went all out and didn’t cut any corners. Several times I have heard from older people that they don’t want to spend a lot of money on tefillin because they are old. I believe the opposite is true: as we get older we have to be more interested in improving our mitzvah performance. If a person buys beautiful tefillin that he only gets to use once, it seems worth it to me. Aren’t we taught that each mitzvah that we do is valuable beyond our compression?