The loneliness of old age
My biggest fear is to be elderly and alone and possibly why I am more sensitive to those who are.
At first, the sight of this elderly lady in a well known burger restaurant made me smile. She was tucking into a juicy burger and fries washed down with a smoothie.
However it once again reminded me of the lonely lives many elderly people have.
I am aware I write about this regularly but that is because I am reminded of it on a regular basis!
I watched and waited to see if the couple who sat beside of her would acknowledge her and at least say hello.
Not a chance.
I felt awkward for her isolation and smiled at her on several occasions but didn’t seem to catch her eye.
What do we do?
Do we force ourselves onto lonely elderly people in a bid to make them feel they do matter or just leave them alone to feel they don’t ?
Please let me know your thoughts on this matter.