Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Day 8: Old People

Have you ever spoken to an old person (and I don't mean you're parent!)? I mean, have you ever sat down with someone who has experienced 70/80 years of living? That is a lot of stories! I'm talking about folk who lived through the wars, who remember life before TV and films, before cars and blogs!

The next time you are forced to go to a family reunion of some kind, don't just sit there wishing you were anywhere else, speak to your Grandma or your Great-Granddad and ask them about their life. What's the best thing that happened to them? Their earliest memory? What was their childhood home like? They'll love it! And believe me, they are probably the most inspirational people you'll ever speak to.

Got no grandparents? Go to an old people's home. They LOVE visitors, especially young people, so you're off to a good start already! speak to an old lady at the bus stop, speak to the old man next door....

Who knows where they may take your creative thoughts...

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