Street Art Chinatown San Francisco.
In the central park in Chinatown these elderly people gather for games of skill and chance, and conversation with their neighbors. Children play in the park next door. These elderly are not hidden away in “assisted living” centers. Where would you rather be when you get old? I know where I would prefer to be….They look like they are having a lot more fun than the people I visit in assisted living……I bet these games of chance keep their minds sharp too. Put it this way, I wouldn’t bet against them!
This gentleman likes to feed the pigeons. At first he was shocked that someone was taking his photo, but he relaxed when he saw I enjoyed the birds as much as he did.
Some wise people a long time ago planted gorgeous flowering trees all over The Chinatown Park for people to enjoy today.
Traditional Asian cultures are known for their respect of their elders. This seems like a smart idea to me, because after all, we all will be old much sooner than we would like!
Cheers to you from Chinatown. I like it here. Somehow it seems so much better than our carefully “planned communities”…