I've been thinking of this generation thingy these days..
Praying for the Qingming Festival , it brings back something..
may be it's memories or something... that touched.
People born and died, come and go..
day by day, generation by generation..
the elderly gone and the young rises... no doubt, it is the nature of human cycle.
May be I've been seeing lots of old people these days, most of them at the age like 75- below 100.. Everyone of them makes me feel like there's a story book. I wonder what they had been thru and what kind of stories behind, and how they used to be when they were at my age.
I don't know, I just feel it is a precious moment to listen to the stories by the elderly, their life experiences which we could only imagine. How they strove for a living need during the 20s 30s 40s or 50s...How they brought up their kids especially the "Baby Boomer" kids...and how they built the trees up.. and what that leaded them here today. However, the chances become lesser to get them telling you stories of their generation, due to their old-aged memories.
I realize that the baby boomers generation (which is our parents' time) seems to have less family bond with their parents. I don't know why, it might be the period and the cultures during that time where there's less emphasis on thing called "relationship between parent and child", unlike now days, Parent-Child Relationship books are all along the shelves.. Im not sure..
Anyway, I feel we should always be thankful, be kind, and appreciate them. Without them, there's no us today. The world is moving fast and we are growing as time goes by. Sometimes, just make our step a little slower to keep them accompanied.. They couldn't have brought us into their life stories, but we can bring them into our world.
It sounds that, I just have this very strong feeling when being with the old people.
I would really like to start a old-folk's home if I were rich!