Aging Yet (Hopefully) Always Helping Each Other

Aging

I just love this drawing of the parents and child. 


My daughter found it on Instagram and sent it to me. 


As a little kid, my wife and I used to hold her hands and swing her between us when walking (like in the above illustration)–she loved that!


Now as we get older, we still try to be good, helpful parents (not too intrusive or helicopter-like–well maybe a little), but we can certainly see a day down the line when the cycle of life goes full circle. 


My daughter used to joke (I think) about putting me in an old age home–she knew that after seeing what my mom went through there with Parkinson’s, that is truly the last place I would want to end up. 


Of course, sometimes there really is no choice when a person just needs so much care that it is beyond what the family can do any longer. 


Frankly, what I have learned is that the most important and precious thing that parents and children can give each other is…time!


So is that child in the bottom illustration helping his aging parents along or is he dragging them off to the nursing home?  Perhaps, we’ll never know until it’s too late. 😉


(Source Photo: Rebecca Blumenthal from Instagram Unlimited Knowledge)

Swarovski’s Crystal Balls

Crystal Balls
This seemed like a cool shot in the Swarovski store.



Crystal balls hanging in a display case. 



Purples, pinks, greens, and more. 



Feels fanciful and otherworld-ish. 



These aren’t the type you look in and see the future, unless you want to see more of the same crap we are in as a society today.



Well, hopefully, please G-d, things will be getting better soon.



And as long as these all don’t start swinging…I won’t need to puke!



P.S. After reading this one with a double entendre, my wife says I’m sort of a crazy guy…but funny!  



So what’s wrong with having some fun and being a little provocative? 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)