"Do not question the age of true wisdom for it is there to guide all those who search for purpose and meaning. Observe the gentle and considerate hands of an aged person as they enfold a child in close affection. They grab not their little hands and yell 'Coochy, coochy, coochy' loudly in their little ears as they place their monster smile mere inches from their small faces. They know that to do such things would simply scare and hurt the child unnecessarily and make them cry.
Instead, the wisdom of age enables the child to do the grabbing, albeit fingers, spectacles or hair. The child quickly learns the true importance of human warmth and touch and stores such magical sensory experiences inside their memory bank for future use. The most important lesson that the wisdom of age teaches the young is the tremendous importance of 'holding out a gentle hand'. They teach that to hold out one's hand in true friendship instead of forcing ones attention and human resources upon an unwilling recipient, is to invite true friendship in return." William Forde: November 6th, 2013.