Homefulness is Eldership

cayley - Posted on 04 November 2010

Bruce Allison writer facilitator Lola Bean

What Homefulness Means to Me

An elder is supposed to be a guide to the children and a mentor to the rest of the community.  I can’t assume eldership where I live.  I am getting tired of living in a place where I’m getting discriminated against for being old.  I live in a ghetto of elders.  In the ghetto of elders we are all the same age.  No younger people.  No children.  No contact with anybody younger unless I go to the bar or to Poor Magazine.  But going to the bar can be dangerous. 

Children need their elders.  They need their elders to know their history and to learn the customs of their culture.  They also need us to learn how to survive.  If children don’t get to talk to their elders, they will only know the mythologies that their history books and tvs and computer’s tell them. 

Hopefulness is a great way for children and adults and elders to form a perfect community where the village can teach each other.  This is where family replaces bureaucracy.  Hopefulness will be good for an elder because I will be able to teach children.  I can help the adults take care of the children and teach them the real history and the real customs of our cultures.  I want to talk to them like adults without using colloquial censorship like they learn without their elders.  I will be able to take my place as an elder and a recorder of history.  And I will be able to live this purpose everyday when hopefulness comes true.  

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yours truey

Bruce R Allison

Thank you, Bruce. This is perfect.


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