“It’s beautiful!” says Maria.
“Do you know what it looks like?” Val asks Roberta.
“Yes, I know,” responds Roberta!
He’s crippled and he has a stick to help him walk. It’s not giving him any trouble … it’s just an answer. The gentleman’s name is Robert. No, actually we’ve decided to call him “Robin Hood”!
He could be going to the club. It’s hard to know. What kind of club? “It’s a gymnastics club,” says Crissie! The poor old man is very upset because he’s not as well as he used to be. He’s been walking a distance, coming from his home. He has a family—his mother, his father, and his children.
The background suggests he is walking in a fairground or a carnival, past a mural. The mural is a bit smudgy. There could be people in the mural but it’s hard to tell. “The carnival is in a city or a town,” says George. You can hear the sounds of other people.
In the background there is a butterfly. It looks like there are other things behind it and the man is in front. Robin Hood’s stick is in the shape of a “P”—he’s on his P-plates!
Val thinks the man would be happy to have someone talking about him. There are three little ticks on the mural—a sign of some sort! Margaret agrees! There are big letters which are usually a sign of some sort. “It looks like a bad wolf,” says Maria! Peggy can see a train on the bottom of the mural.
Robin Hood has purpose where he’s going and George thinks he’s not worried. The stick is very important. His elbow rests on the back of it, which makes it easier for him to walk. He’s got to walk, hasn’t he?! He’s got all these things. Obviously he can’t drive!
The butterfly mural has lots of spots. In real life it would be colourful. The top one’s there and it appears on the bottom—a beautiful pattern. At the gymnastics club in Kolonaki, Maria will be there and she will sing a song about the butterfly. Will he meet up with his friends? “Not that I know of,” says Margaret. Perhaps he will be waiting for his friends to arrive. It’s getting late. Then they will have a drink. After such a long walk he’ll be staying for a while before he heads home again.
Someone will pick him up and take him home. He’d be wise to! Crissie says he should walk and strengthen his muscles for the next day. It’s best to use every part of your body.
To finish, Maria sings her song about the butterfly in Greek! She tells us it makes her feel happy.
This story was created by Maria B., Ellen, Nick, Crissie, Val, Elsie, Roberta, Peggy, George and Margaret at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 24 August 2015.