In many cultures, striking up a conversation with a stranger is the norm, and could even lead to a budding friendship. But not for the Swedes....In Sweden, casual chattiness is seen as needless, since conversation is used for exchanging real, meaningful information. More at BBC ➜
It must be burdensome,
to be in God's hands,
having to make decision,
about who wins or loses.
How would you decide,
on the merits of life,
when you don't punish others,
but you will take a wife.
Hard to believe today,
when looking at others.
How different it must be,
deciding between sisters and brothers.
I am tiring,
when faced with those,
who attempt to play,
"Suck up's" are nearby,
buddying up with those
who had a position here.
Enough already. Pay no homage.
There are some "smooth talkers",
here, all men. Some naive women,
who don't recognize when
someone is "hitting on" them.
I suppose there are some
games they played before,
I've heard most of them.
I am certain, this isn't the only
place where this occurs. Nevertheless,
I find it amusing, but also sad these
type of games being played at
this time of life.
How old am I?
I tire of talking to a Memory Care Resident.
He is always talking to many who cannot
understand or carry on a conversation.
He is demanding of attention, yet won't
sit still to complete an activity.
Initially he irritated me with his constant
complaining. I told him to leave the others
alone and to please don't intrude when I am
sitting with my wife who will awake at random
to say a few words.
Now for some reason, I am his best friend.
He will poke me on the leg if I am not
looking at him.
He must some kind of plan. I know not what
it is, as he keeps reminding me that he will
help me. Hopefully, he will not recall any
conversation he had with me.
I see new residents coming into the facility
in Memory care. There is a sadness I see.
(More to come)