Oops, stepped on a sharp clam
Best moment: His reaction from seeing himself in a photo
Children are the same everywhere
Just hangin with some brown lemurs
First page in my new sketchbook!
Uh wat? Idunno
Quick to the draw
"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
This is beautiful.
this is wonderful and amazing and one of the reasons i volunteer with old people
We’re taking a road trip through Switzerland to catch this week’s hottest art shows.
The first stop on our itinerary is the idyllic city of Lucerne, where Galerie Urs Meile will host its second solo exhibition for the experimental artist, Li Gang (Chinese, b. 1986). The exhibit, Salt Road, will present a collection of new works by the artist, made from materials diverse as waste from exhaust emissions all the way to ordinary wood. There is no common thread binding all of the works together, instead they are bound by the overarching themes of experimentation and transformation.