The old man lent me his eyes,
Cataract clouds, yet behind the milky hue
Lay the memories and wisdom of life.
The clarity & experience of decades.
The old man lent me his eyes
And I saw the world in a different light.
I blinked, understanding the one with cataracts
Photo: Taken near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, November 1992.
There is so much wisdom in those who have lived to an old age. We should revere our elderly, we should respect them, not discard them as irrelevant or past it. We would do well to listen to them and see life through their eyes.