Tuesday, August 21, 2012
"If it's Tuesday, it must be tumblr . . . " Week No. 30 (And a Day to Honor Our Elderly Community1)
According to Holiday Insights, today, August 21st, is National Senior Citizens' Day, and because this past June, I launched a Campaign on indiegogo, to raise awareness about the importance of seniors and elderly in our population, it seems fitting to post my "rough draft," of a flip book, The Residents, here on Blogger.
The Residents will eventually become a Virtual Story (mini movie), that will feature some of the residents who live in the assisted living center (where I have been doing volunteer work for nearly nine years), interacting with my garden-themed movies (which are posted in the Media Gallery of my Campaign as well as my Vimeo Library), and the residents' reactions to them is proof positive that, indeed, there is nothing like nature (or in my case the things that live in my urban garden), to give voice to the Herb Gardener (a playwright who has been featured here on TLLG's Blogger Pages in entires which may be referred to by clicking here), quote, "The very old, they are miracles like the just born; close to the end is precious like close to the beginning," which is the slogan for my Campaign.
At this time, The Residents is a very rough draft of a Virtual Flip Book which is a work in progress, and I will be updating it as I (hopefully) move forward with my indiegogo Campaign. However, once again, it is being featured here today since this is the "official" day that has been set aside to remember the importance of the senior citizens and elderly who are an essential part of our population!
It is good to recall this often forgotten community in our seemingly youth-only culture, as the youth will always become the elderly population, and they, like every one of us, need to be reminded that seniors and the elderly population are the basis for our lives as we know them.
SO, dear reader, thanks for "listening," and I hope that even if you don't support my project financially, that you wil support it indirectly by honoring the elderly and seniors in your community, not just today, but every day.
Meanwhile, I realize that today is not only National Senior Citizens' Day, it is also Tuesday; and, as you may know, if it's Tuesday (in TLLG's cyber-space venues), it must be tumblr, and so, without further ado, here is the link to take you there!