In all the discussion on eldercare, let us not forget to spare a thought, a smile, a little time, for the lonely, destitute and abandoned elders – who make for a huge number in India, for we are the privileged who are caring and cared for.
No wonder Shakespeare asked, ‘What’s in a name?’ He had not met the L&M you see!
There are as many solutions for elder care as there are families with elders and old age homes are not the only solution as being touted by an increasing number of people.
The Global Joint Families are not so joined, after all. They share their hearts and love, but not the roof. It works perfectly – well, most of the time.
How does the word Elder sound? Isn’t it perfect to describe someone who is older in age, experienced and weathered in the nitty-gritty of the world?
The happiest was the younger brat, for not only had his elder brother got admission to his chosen college, but we were also a ‘full family’ after having been separated for the whole day!
The boy had learnt his lesson in compassion from two mice – one a big field rat in a trap and one a tiny dead mouse.
Create some magic moments for your child. Tell them stories!
Did you know that driving and parking the car are family activities in the L&M’s family?
Togetherness can no more be taken for granted. Every moment has to be carefully put away to be pulled out later to savoured. And Zephyr is busy collecting those moments during this interlude. So please don’t go away, she will be right back, break ke baad!
Traditions, customs, social institutions and even faith are the grounding factors in a person’s life. Bereft of them, a person can flounder, especially in times of crises.
What does a handful of sand have to do with love, relationships and raising children?