I have found this to not necessarily be true, as a rule, Binoy. Of course, we live far from each other, so maybe circumstances are different there. Here in New York State, there are many outreach agencies that help in this regard, but many have children who help them, and some prefer solitude...Hope you are well, Binoy, and are not feeling isolated :) David
I put this because, In India, where the aged people are treated with due respect and care live with their children and grand children,but now its a common thing to see aged people travelling alone, without their children or grandchildren, isolated,and news of unfortunate events come out, which is a real bad thing to see in a country like India. So I was just criticizing ourselves,and I just thought of capturing it in my camera.What you said is true, its not necessarily a fact interms of a saying like that. But odd events happen...
And that "mother" in that photo, reminded me a poem which I learned in school. Somebody's mother. She was alone and it was even difficult for her to get in,and get down in the train.I dont know who she is, but the strangers around her helped her while she was travelling.
I have seen the same loneliness in my travels through different parts of the world. Even here in the US. Some nursing homes are examples. Fortunately we also see the opposite, where our elderly are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. By friends, family, and yes, even strangers.
I do find it to be true, sadly. If you visit nursing homes, veteran's homes, you will find many there who never have any family members or friends who come visit them - They are so very alone. Life can be very lonely for so many; the loneliness some carry is a very heavy load.
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