words from the wise
Through our lives we learn different things, meet new people, experience happiness flow through our bodies and feel sadness touch our hearts; we are constantly growing, maturing and aging. With the process of life we often worry about what the future holds for us and we end up forgetting to live in the present; we let many moments that should have been cherished slip through our fingers.
On March 28th my team and myself journeyed to the great falls to visit a few charming people at the River Road retirement home. The wonderful senior citizens here gave the youth of today advice that will remain forever golden and they relived their lives as they sat us down and shared their stories. In the photographs that were taken while we were there, we tried to capture how full of live they are and that sense of childlike innocence that has and will forever live in them; it was just a matter of them giving the chance to revive old memories and experiencing them once again.
As we sat and listened to their infinite wisdom and the many adventures they all have been through, we learned how happy they are to have experienced everything they have been through, struggles and all. They taught us to appreciate all that we have and work hard for what we want; to keep that child inside of you alive and that sometimes it is not the destination but the journey.
Thank you to everyone at the River Road retirement home for welcoming my team and I to your home and allowing us to take pictures of you and for sharing your delightful stories. And of course I want to thank my team, Gurpreet, Gagan and Simrin for their help with taking notes, helping with the lighting set ups and sharing this experience with me.