Friday, August 17, 2007

Magic Man

Mom: I bet you wish you could just snap your fingers and I'd snap out of it. I just don't think that's gonna happen.

I thought how life would be so much easier if we could all just wave a magic wand, twinkle our Bewitched noses, or snap our fingers.

I heard the resignation in her voice as she realized things aren't going to get better. It made me sad.


proudprogressive said...

For whats it worth, in my work experience..and that is different from your day to day here of course.

Times like that one , its the emotional connection that communication can be very primal and simple. A hug. Just a hug. Says and communicates so much. The physical touch transcends words, concepts, and conveys so much while giving the bond something material world to grasp onto for her. You as well might have some balm for your sadness.

Just some she is really have these regular moments of recognition of her state lately -it seems..That is another layer of heart ache for both of you.

fondly and with deep respect - PP

Greg said...

My Grandmother is coping with Alzheimer's right now, as did my Great-Grandmother before her. She has her clear moments, like when talking about things that happened well before I was born, but she knows something's wrong. She just can't name it.

My thoughts are with you.

A Single Man said...

My thought are with you as well.

My partner sometimes has remarkable moments of clarity where he knows that he's slipping and he sadly also knows that he can't stop it and neither can I.

At moments like that, all I can do is tell him that I love him and hold him while he cries.

TexasYankee said...

Thank you for this blog.

My Dad has Alzheimer's, and is early on enough that he know's something's up, but not quite what. Just that he forgets a lot of stuff. Like pots on the stove, how to run the DVD player, and how to turn the A/C on in the car. At least he is not hitting things with the car. Yet.