Nikki on: Senior Citizens

July 24, 2011 sexyknees

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I absolutely love our senior citizens.  Though this may seem like such an obvious sentiment that it hardly requires declaration, one only has to look at the number of retirement homes in America to realize that we may not pay enough attention to those whom brought us into this world in order to create the resettlement camps in which to imprison them.  Okay, I’m being unnecessarily harsh, but still, I think it is unconscionable that we find it acceptable to simply pass on the burden of caring for our parents to those whom are unfamiliar.

I come from two cultures which revere its elders and consider it a given that the children will bear the responsibility of cradling their parents in their final days just as they cradled them in the beginning.  Ancestral history remains fresh as does closeness to culture, and the knowledge of many centuries is passed down from parent to child.  In no way do I consider this a negative situation (except in the case of vendetta or abuse).

Our elders – whether or not they are our parents – have experiences and knowledge that are extremely valuable to us and our future.  Do you know how to write without using spell check, do math without a calculator, or spy without using satellites?  Our elders do.  They know how to survive if the power grids fail.  They know how to use the land to feed themselves.  They know how to fight for something they believe in – and do so with wisdom.  They have experienced enough in their lifetime to know how to love with all of their heart, choose the right battles, sing from their soul, and dance like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers.  If there is anything you wish to know, ask your parents and/or visit a retirement home.  Most likely, you will find the answer you seek because they have been there, too, and have already made the mistakes you wish to avoid.

Additionally, our senior citizens are quite often lonely people just wishing someone would take the time to sit down and spend just a moment with them.  Try this:  imagine all of your friends and family…everyone who knows you…surrounding you and listening to your expressions of joy, anger, or random concerns – feels warm and comfortable, right?  Now take them all away.  No one…not one single person…knows who you are, where you have been, are aware of your successes and failures, or even cares.  This is how a decent percentage of our elders feel – completely and totally alone.  Please, let no one suffer this horrible fate – join me in my effort to help keep our past and our culture alive by visiting retirement homes and spending time with those whom worked so hard and…in many cases…fought to provide you with the life you live now.  Its only fair, isn’t it?

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  • 1. kw1970  |  July 25, 2011 at 2:21 am

    DAMN ! ! Nikki,, can you get any ,,,, HOTTER ! ! ! WOW ! ! Great blog, but DAMN you lookin Sexy in this ! ! !

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