"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spend time with Seniors

The project:
Our daughter is playing fiddle. Her instructor invited her to join in a local fiddlers' gathering. Not sure who did a favor for whom, but we ended up driving her to the gathering, and spending a day with a room full of seniors, playing, singing and dancing.

4 hours

Why bother?
We were invited, and spending time with seniors is a great thing for kids, well, people of all ages.

Worth it?
Absolutely. How heart-warming to see these couples, some of whom have been together for a lifetime, some of whom found each other only recently, dancing and swaying or just sitting and enjoying the music. It was also fun to see my daughter playing alongside the fiddlers when she could, and singing when she didn't know how to play the song.

Photo courtesy Jeff Kubina under Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

  1. Not only is it a good thing to do. Our seniors have a world of experience and knowledge to share with us. Time spent in their company will enrich us in innumerable ways.


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