I checked my email on Friday, and found the following message from my father:
“Today I have on two different shoes, color the same, and style close. So far only one person has noticed and I am taking them to lunch. So this is the future. Have fun!”
After chuckling, I called him to find out how this could have happened, his answer was – “keep living.”
My grandfather used to say that to me all the time – two simple words that explained, very succinctly, that if you live long enough you’ll come to understand and experience things that you never thought you would.
While my father was definitely not thrilled at the fact that he had on two different brown shoes, his heart had to be warmed at all of the times his father told him to “keep living.” Somewhere up there, I’m sure my Grandpa got a kick out of the whole thing!
There are things about our elders that we often don’t get – why they always want to take the back roads instead of taking a faster highway route, why they don’t like to travel and definitely don’t like to be away from home for long periods of time, and why in general, they just seem stuck in their ways. The beauty of it all is that, if we live long enough, we just might find out.
DS Download: Keep living!