I've always been fascinated by older people. Their faces tell so many stories that are often overlooked. My mom volunteers at a retirement home in my home town in Germany - so I inquired and was given permission to photograph there on one of my visits. Needless to say, my visit brought a lot of excitement to the sometimes dull routine at the home. I loved every minute of it: hearing everyone's stories, sharing plenty of laughs, giving comforting hugs and shedding a few tears as well.