There is a man – 80 years old – suffering now from a problem in this ventricles – no cure – doctors have given up – has a 45 yr old daughter – mentally retarted – they stay alone with a care-taker – she is like the angel in their life – other children busy in their own world to even visit them! The man is only worried about the daughter if he passes on – may be thatz the only thing keeping him alive when medical sciences have given up 😦
He n his wife were in top positions and there’s no dearth of money – they have all the luxuries in the world – but the daughter is worried what if she has to outlive her father – and the father I feel secretly wishes he stays to look after his daughter till the end.
Another man – same age – lives in a village – they have enough to lead a satisfactory life – no posh bungalow or 4 cars to take them places – lead an independent life in the lap of nature – sons and daughters-in-law look after him like a kid – happy taking a stroll in his fields – the others in the city visit him every weekend – surrounded by his grandchildren listening to his folklores – smiling all the time – with a zest for life even now!
What is it that matters ???
There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox