We all worry too much about how things will be by the time we reach the age that society classifies us as “old” I recently was told by my doctor to start living life and to stop worrying so much about how things will turn out for me. He Told me that my worrying habits was turning my 24- year-old-nervous system in to that of a 97-year-old man. Yikes! Well today I would like you to meet Hal Lasko an actual 97-year-old war veteran also known as Grandpa who seems to not have a worry or care at all . All he wants to do it make art . During the second world war Grandpa served by drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids. Later on he to his hand drawn talents over to work as a topographer. His work has been commissioned by clients such as General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns before retiring in the 1970s.
When I worked I always had to do something to please the client . Now I can do whatever I want.
A few years after his retirement his family got him a new computer and introduced him into Microsoft paint and i was history from there. Now after paying his dues the legally blind Hal works for him and himself only staring at the computer for hours at a time working on the pixellated details of his art work. When Hal diagnosed with wet macular degeneration (a disease that causes blindness in the center of his vision ) he and his family thought it was over for his pixel painting adventures but it was nothing more of a hurdle in his pixellated paradise . He figured out that he could zoom in and work on the details on of each section of his paintings until it was fitting to his liking . He was nothing short of determined to not let his art work fade away just because his vision was.
If it takes me two years to do that I”ll spend it I’ve got a lot of patients that what you real need anyway.
And there you have it. A man who is older than most of us watching this documentary with out a care . During the video his son mentions that his father is strong-willed and that he has never heard him make a complaint about his age or dying at all . he says “he doesn’t have that in him ” . Everyone is probably going to have a different experience after watching this touching documentary. The things that I got from it may never cross your mind and vice versa but what we all can take away from this is that complaining and worrying about things like age or looking to deep into the future wont do anything but cause you grief . You have got to get out there and live. Hal did it and so Can you . If you are intrigued by these pixellated prints Hal has a few that are up for purchase online.