engulfing our #elderly
Way back from Gwalior shared this journey along with a copassenger in his late sixties, who are better known as senior citizens and are considered to come from a generation with strong values and deep seated principles.
Throughout the journey, this man kept talking consistently for which it was little difficult to keep up that patience to keep listening and that too from someone unknown.
But then more he kept talking, all the more me and my colleague felt like listening to him.
He had so much to share and tell, stories about his childhood, stories which his grandma had told him, stories about life, inclusive of some exciting fictional episodes, stories about the good old days when food was nutritional, milk was pure and people were real.
But then most importantly he talked about his children all the while, with his son working as as Engineer at #Bhel
in jhansi and daughter working as a Gynae Doctor and Professor @M M Univers in Ambala.
Fortunately his son and daughter in law who are now working in Jhansi, have a 1 year old daughter while his daughter and son in law who are now working in Ambala have a 2 year old son.
Since all the 4, his son and daughter-in-law along with daughter and son-in-law are working, for which this aged man and his wife have now taken this responsibility to take of their grand kids. So now this man was mostly staying in Ambala with daughter and son-in-law to take care of his grandson while his wife was staying in Jhansi with his son and daughter-in-law to take care of his grand daughter.
But then above all he was very happy to see his children well settled now. Very proudly he even showed us his family photographs and also told that his chidlren really make him visit new places, and also he and his wife keep travelling quite often from Ambala to Jhansi.
Listening to him and watching him narrate all his travel stories, was really wondering, is it actually his age to travel this much ? Is he actually doing all this by choice or is it he and his wife have no other option ?
All in all also realized that why he was speaking so much for may be there is hardly no one to listen.