American Indians and other cultures value their elders and look upon them as wiser because of their years and experiences.
Not in this country.
As I get "older" but feel younger and wiser, I seem to grow more and more invisible to some others.
Check it out. See if you pass by any "older" people today. See if you pay much attention to them or if you barely notice them.
Are they becoming invisible?
I sure wish I had my Grandmother Sarah around right now. She fled Russia in the early 20's, crossed the border into Poland in a wagon keeping three small children quiet, lived in a strange country for a year before they were allowed into the U.S. and then they weren't very well received.
This woman spoke five or six languages and was an expert seamstress and cook/baker. She raised chickens at her home in Wisconsin and grew the most amazing fruits and vegetables there. She canned and preserved and stayed active in various groups well into her late 70's. She taught me many things but she could have taught me so much more.
But she became more and more invisible. Less and less respected and admired.
Sarah Silver, I hope you can hear me now. You were positively amazing and I still love you with all my heart.
Your aging granddaughter. :-)