Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Oslo Graffiti 9

This little beauty was a present from a friend of my mother's in the hospital. Way too much gratitude for a little help. The patients have no one to help them doing little chores, like their shopping. I took her shopping for an hour. She had not been out for more than six weeks! We are starved when it comes to humanity. There should be a volunteer system. Or maybe families should help their elderly more? I have no answer, but not outdoors for six weeks! How is that for regaining one's health?

8 comments:

David Toms said...

No, it is not good to be inside for so long! I am surprised there is no volunteer scheme.

Linnea said...

Me too, but it is not common here.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Six weeks. Can you imagine? Being outdoors is a significant part of good health. You were wonderful to take her shopping. And what a lovely thank you gift.

Linnea said...

Yes, six weeks is terrible. I did not want her to give me anything. What was a huge thing for her was just good exercise for me. The wheelchair is quite heavy to push when it is hilly. She has a limited pension and it should be her right to get out without "payment". It was a very cute plant though, and it will be nice to see it to remember her by.

Laurent said...

I truly hope this beautiful posting will open a great many eyes to its subject.

Linnea said...

Thank you. It would be worthwhile doing some work to get something done.

diane b said...

That is fully sad that there are some people in this world who have no one to care for them.

Linnea said...

If one does not have a family, one needs what my in-laws call "a self chosen family" - friends that think of you as family

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