When I was about 10, I heard a song by a duo that my mum was very fond of at the time. It was Old Friends by Simon & Garfunkel. And there is one particular line in that tune that struck me as a very young kid; “How terribly strange to be 70”. No matter how much I tried, I could not even remotely fathom what it would be like to be 70. Now over 35 years later, imagining this isn’t anywhere near as hard! But if I try and imagine what it might be to be so frail and so elderly to the point of vulnerability, then I get that same feeling I had so many years back. A local elderly care home kindly allowed me through their doors to meet and film the elderly residents, where I have made some amazing friends. This movie is about how the smallest kind word can make a world of difference to an elderly person. Loneliness is a terrible thing.
I remember asking a couple of the carers there, “What is that look in their eyes that they all have? Is it vulnerability?”
“No”, they both said in unison. “It’s inevitability”.
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