Secrets of Happy Retirement Life

散歩友達

 

私の姉は腰痛に悩まされていて、その解消策として出来るだけ毎日歩くよう努めています。

 

このビルの3階には、昨年ご主人を亡くされた未亡人が住んでおられ、二人はよく一緒にお散歩に出掛けます。姉より10才以上うえのその方は、目も耳も衰えていらしても姉よりさらに好奇心旺盛で、自然界のものすべてに興味があるこの二人は、何時間でも体力がもつ限りお喋りをしながらそぞろ歩きを楽しんでいるようです。

 

姉は母と長年一緒に暮しましたが、この年長のお友達は母を偲ばせるような事をよく仰るようで、姉は時々母と錯覚を起こすことがあると言います。

 

目に入る木々、草花、鳥のことから始まり、子供の頃の庭にあったものの話まで、記憶をたどると結構お話が通じ合うのが楽しいし、そのお友達の豊富な知識を分けて頂くのが嬉しいと姉が申します。

 

同じ興味を持つ友人同士は、年令に関係なく貴重なものですね。

 

 

A friend to stroll with

 

My sister has been suffering from lower back pain for sometime now. She tries to take a walk every day to reduce the pain.

 

There is a widow on the third floor above us whose husband passed away last year. She and my sister often have a stroll together. The lady is more then 10 years older than my sister and her sight and hearing are not as they used to be, but her curiosity surpasses that of my sister. They are both interested in nature in every sense, and they talk and stroll as long as their stamina allows.

 

My sister had spent many years with our mother before she passed away. She says this lady friend often does and says things which remind her of our mother, and she sometimes feels as if she were with our mother again.

 

They talk about the fauna and flora they come across while they stroll as well as what they had in their gardens long time ago.

 

My sister says it is a delight to receive her elder friend’s abundant knowledge during their time together.