The circle of life rolled by while I sat near the entrance waiting for our takeout order. Miniature white sneakers with velcro straps randomly bobbed to and fro. A blue sweatshirt hosted Tigger bouncing on the side. The slightly stressed mother quickly returned wallet to purse, balanced a bulky diaper bag on her petite shoulder, and pushed the stroller all at the same time. The cute toddler was in his own world living it up—smile on his face and song upon his lips.
Right after, a similar image with added wrinkles. Crisp, white New Balance sneakers boasting velcro straps contained stationary feet and swollen ankles. A blue knitted sweater with an embroidered crest and half glasses perched atop the end of a seasoned nose momentarily captured the essence of the elderly man. While pushing the wheelchair from behind, the twenty-something grandson leaned down to say thanks for the meal. A partial smile and wink was extended from a craned neck as the elderly man labored to tuck his wallet into his back pocket.Read More »