Friday, January 25, 2013

Lessons From the Edge

This week I have more of a concern than a lesson.
As I listen to the wonderful music played by our guests, and as I see the residents' faces light up while they sing along, I have to wonder, What are my children going to listen to when they're in a retirement home in 70 or 80 years?

I was recently sitting in the atrium with a resident, listening to a young man playing some big band tunes on the piano. E was all smiles as she told me she'd grown up listening to those songs. And we sang some of them together.
E isn't the only one who expresses these feelings about the old songs. Many residents tell me about the special memory they have with this or that song. And the smiles on their faces as they sing along is pure delight.

So,I'm a little worried about what my kids are going to do when they're retirees.
Somehow I just can't envision a group of 80 & 90-somethings sitting around a piano singing, I'd catch a grenade for you, Throw my hand on a blade for you, I'd jump in front of a train for you, You know I'd do anything for you. Oh, I would go through all this pain, Take a bullet straight through my brain, Yes, I would die for you, baby. But you won't do the same.

Am I crazy? *wink*



mamajil said...

may I just say this is so funny!!!I am still giggling!

Karen Hossink said...

Jilma - Glad I could help you smile. ;)