Friday, July 21, 2006

Have You Hugged Your Parents Today? Don't Worry, We Will!

Parent Hug 2Last spring, I think it was about Mother's Day, I was driving to visit my sister and her family. Not far from their home I saw this sign in front of an assisted living facility. It rendered me almost speechless.

While I am sure those who came up with this advertisement thought it would speak well for the care given to their residents, to me it spoke of something very, very wrong.

Months later - I took this photo this week - the sign is still there; as is my discomfort that strangers would be hugging parents daily in lieu of their children. If this does not bother anyone else, maybe I have lived too long.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Summer Doldrums

It is not that I have run out of blogable material; in fact I have such a backlog I don't know where to start. I am low, very low on the mental energy necessary to do justice to my posts.

I am headed to the beach today for some R & R. Then after a few days in Virginia working on my history project I will be back home in time to pack for Floydfest. Somewhere during all this I will start posting more regularly. Bare with me.

- Analog Man