Walking and Love
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Greek Proverb
It’s been just over six weeks since my father came to stay with us. As you can imagine, each day brings new challenges, but thankfully (fingers crossed) I’m keeping my head above water. Most days.
My one complaint: I hadn’t been out for a walk in weeks because I was afraid to leave my dad on his own. I had one horrible thought after another imagining he’d end up walking out of the house into the forest or up the side of the mountain and never be seen again. He talks about either having to go to school or work every single day, worries he’s going to be late and will get in trouble, so my concerns were not simply a product of my wild imagination.