The term ‘Old age’ usually relates to sadness. So I thought of giving it a different perspective, focusing on the sweetness of the relationship as I had spent lot of time with my grandparents. Observing their day-to-day activities, their way of talking, behavior, and conversation with each other always caught my attention.
I also talked with few of my friends who have lived with their grandparents and listed down their emotional and fun filled experiences.
In one of those conversations a friend narrated me a story where his grandfather used to steal the delicacies and eat, as her grandmother would keep it away from him due to the health issues. I found that incident very interesting and it triggered my thought process.
To get a better understanding of the subtle nuances and connect with them more deeply I also visited old age homes.
Furthermore I watched movies like Saaransh, Pestonjee, When Harry met Sally, The Big Snit, Oru Cheru Punchiri and Up to relate to the topic. This helped me understand their relationship, emotions, psyches, routines and much more.
Based on all these information few mind maps were prepared: