"People who don't cherish their elderly have forgotten whence they came and whither they go." - Ramsey Clark
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I was fortunate to grow up with my maternal grandparents always close by my side. They taught me more than just the names of birds and a deep love of glazed donuts. They taught me to seek out the wisdom of the aging, to listen to the experience contained in every wrinkle of their smile. I carried this with me as I worked as a nursing assistant in a nursing home throughout college. I primarily worked with Alzheimers and Hospice patients, and was often engaged in the stories and wisdom of the people I cared for.
It is my hope that Harper, too, can find value and a deep respect for the wisdom of her elders.
This work was completed in a Strathmore Tan Toned Sketchbook with Prismacolor pencils, micron pens, Koi Watercolor Brush Pens, and white Gell Pen.