on eldertopia and drawing dad (confirmed bleeding hearts)
I drew my dad yesterday as he drank his first ever fancy pumpkin latte and as we talked. It's one of the better drawings of my father, captures both his features and maybe a bit of personality (and if the picture is a little fuzzy it's maybe because we both share a bit of the shaky picture syndrome).
He was in town to go to a lecture with me. See my dad is an omsbudsman
at a nursing home in his city. For a couple of years he's been excited about the ideas of Dr. William Thomas. Now, really, after hearing him speak, I understand why.
And besides, he thankfully doesn't keep his ideas to himself. Some places to start(as I am) learning more about these ridiculously smart ideas...Eden Alternative website
An NPR story about Green Houses
My sketchbook notes are a bit jumbled but pretty I think.
After spending the day with my father and the evening listening to a Dr. Thomas' passionate plea for more compassionate attitudes towards the elderly, I am more impassioned and excited about the possibilities for change. But then, I'm just another liberal hoping we can care more about each other, consume less, and connect more...
Cue the picture dad took in the conservatory.
thanks again for listening and thank you Dad for everything!