In our small village the kindergarten is in a same house with retirement and nursing home. Every morning the old men are sitting outside and when I´m passing them with my little children they talk to us. Well, they actually talk to my small ones. They are so cool and my children like them a lot.

The saying:

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

always comes to my mind then.

And it makes me wonder about the connection between babies and old people. There is kind of magic when those two meet. Like seeing the lifeline so strongly. There is so much wisdom and deeper understanding when they are watching to each other eyes. For one the life is just beginning but remembering how it was to be old is still there. And for other it is getting closer to the end and there is knowing how it was to have all your life ahead. You can see so clearly how our mind and soul actually starts and ends up being so similar. It is just our bodies that changes.

And with family it is even deeper because there is so much love in it. It is so overwhelming to see yourself in your children eyes but seeing yourself through your great-grandchildren eyes… it must be very touching.

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

 

Arhiiv