This is Deputy Digby Pancake. If I meet you, you can probably be pretty sure that I am going to ask you for a back rub and a massage.
It doesn’t matter if you are young, or even a baby.
It doesn’t matter if you are older in years, or even as old as Brickle looks. I will ask you for a back rub and a massage.
Since I’m not partial on what people look like or what number their age says they are, it confuses me when others judge on age. Or why they don’t think that someone who is 90 can’t give a better back rub that someone who is a baby. Yes. I’ve asked a baby.
When we were hiking in the West Virginia mountains this week, I saw lots and lots of moss.
Girl Person said that sometimes, people get confused about what are ferns and what are moss. But she said moss doesn’t ever have flowers and it doesn’t have roots.
It takes just the right circumstances for moss to grow. And once it does grow, with the right conditions, it can live a very long time. Just like persons.
So why do some view older persons as having less value?
They may not think that they do. But do they take time to talk to them or visit them? Sometimes, the closest friendships are ones you woukd never expect.
Older persons like moss may not see the sunlight very often. Maybe they are at their houses a lot. And just like moss won’t come to you, sometimes they can’t come to you. You may have to make the effort to hike in the forest to see moss or go to an older persons’ house. Maybe bring some pancakes or cookies. That’s a suggestion.
When we visit places, every place has a lesson for us in nature. Every state inspires us.
That lesson may be different for each one of us. But it is there. You have to look. Listen. And don’t ignore it.
Just like dogs get older and persons get older, you will get older too. Learning to appreciate others now will help you to appreciate and value yourself later on.
Where the moss grows is a beautiful place full of experience and history. Plan a visit. Even bring some sunshine with you.
Learn from the moss. And brush up on your back rub skills.
I’ll be expecting a good one. No matter what your age.
–Deputy Digby Pancake