26 July 2010

On getting older


Mount Royal Park, July 2010

I saw my grandparents after 5 years. I don’t understand how I let it to get so long. It was a happy moment when I first saw them but seeing them after all those years, I realized how older they got. It was a slap in the face. It was an alarm going off. My grandparents were so young when they had my mother and I am the first grandchild. So, I was used to have the youngest grandparents as long as I could remeber. It is hard to watch your love ones get old.
Couple of months ago, I went to the hospital for a blood test and then there was a nurse talking to one of the patients. Both had knee replacement surgery and they were exchanging their experiences. The nurse turned to me and said: honey, never get old. I smiled and said I wish!

3 comments:

Grumpy smurf said...

I think you are overexaturating! your grandparents are very young! and it is also important that they are young in heart! I have nothing against getting older, but I need someone to get old with me.

Daisy said...

What I meant was that during the past 5 years, they got a lot older than last time I saw them.

I had a roommate who was doing occupation therapy; she used to work with a lot of older folks. One time she told me that she is afraid to get old. I guess when you deal with elderly, you realize that when you get older you are a lot limited in what physically you can do.

Do not take your youth for granted!

Anonymous said...

I am afraid to get old as well i dont know why but i have this fear since i was 7 years old.