intergenerational

Jacinta loved adventure and her super powers made many things possible. The powers came from eating baked ants and radish. A ghastly tasting combination that unleashed healing and clairvoyance powers. Super powers bestowed upon anyone who dared to eat this gruesome concoction.

Today Jacinta would visit the families in her downtown ghetto where people lived in very poor overcrowded conditions. She wanted to see if she could help and planned on starting with the children.

But on arrival she saw that the children were lovingly cared for by their elders. Stories were being told, they were drawing and playing together with warm companionable rapport. This lead her to realise that helping the elders whose wisdom and love made those little faces shine even in the poorest of conditions would be her priority.

For different generations could nurture each other in turn and everyone could learn and grow together.

shutterstock image

38 comments

  1. Yes, so much wisdom is held by the older generation. We can also learn from their mistakes and some are even examples of how we DON’T want to be. I don’t know where you got the idea for the nasty sounding concoction of ants and radish, though…yuck!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. What concoction for superpower! I wouldn’t dare try it even if I wanted. πŸ˜‚
    Such a heartwarming story about generations. ❀️ This is how it was here. But we wanted to ape the west and have nuclear families!πŸ˜”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. It is very good that you remind young people to use the wisdom of old people, and they, in turn, can learn from young people the joys of life, relax without stress and not worry about small things. Grandchildren teach me how to use a computer.
    greetings

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yes, and that’s the way it should be…the way I think it was always meant to be.
    This is fabulous, Kate! πŸ™‚
    All the generations learning from each other…
    and I believe the youngsters help to keep the well-seasoned-sters young-at-heart! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€
    (((HUGS))) ❀ πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • they have done studies here to prove that Carolyn … that the children became kinder and more accepting and that the interaction massively improved the oldies health and renewed their interest in life πŸ™‚
      should be more of it!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Wonderful story, Kate. Thank you for sharing. It made me think of a novel I read not so long ago. A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki. It has to do with intergenerational relationships, and it’s one of warmest novels I’ve read in a long while. I think you’d really like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. It is a true wonder why there aren’t more combinations of elder and young day care type centers. Though more now when I was young there are many younger groups that do visit elders in retirement communities and do crafts and sing with the elders.

    Too bad Covid mess up some of those programs. Hopefully they will be able to restart again soon.

    I did care for my grands up until they were in full time kindergarten. It was a pleasure for both of us πŸ™‚ (…even when the days seemed long!)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I love your story telling technique here kate ..first you made me say ” ewwww” with the concoction then you made me smile 😊😊😊 with the warmth of the story towards the end….ahhh i love this.
    Grandmothers play a vital role in the lives of thier grandchildren and i grew up with a grand mother around…and she was the nicest and spoiler lola…(that’ how we call our grandmoms)…

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s