Knot in mynd

My mother had a stroke,  it messed up her memory,  she suffered from expressive aphasia and  lived in a memory care facility near me, either I or my wife would see her every day for over 3.5 years. During her last year after lunch she might want to return to her room to sleep, or maybe just escape.

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In the memory care facility I met people who had accomplishments inter life  and did not remember,

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Mom  had an operation for  a hip problem and was in rehab for eight  weeks  “relearning to walk.”

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My parents lived a good life, Dad  had a good job, they lived in Japan for 14 years, Mom established herself professionally  in Ikebana, upon Dad’s retirement  she had an Ikebana  =school, they lived comfortably  still  in her last years, she was unable to “function” in society, this was in rehab, the lunch room,  it feels so bare  and prison-like but  for the eight weeks in rehab I was there for lunch, dinner and physical therapy.

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I could not understand what it meant to her, losing everything  it must have been very hard to find herself.

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She had her own room, and we brought some of her things,  furniture, her comfortable chair, flowers,

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What was like for her when I was not there, which was much of the day,

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Still the moments I was there

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And the winner!!, the biggest award is to see someone so happy to see you,

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What I like about Tokyo  is the graphic shapes ,

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the lines and shapes

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the colors and proportions, just walk down a street, go around a corner, see what is just waiting  there to be scene…

 

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People come in all kinds of packages, and you have to admit, life is strange enough all  by itself without all the crap people do to make it even stranger.

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But I cannot wear polyester, it does not breath and makes me sweat and itch, even 15%, I guess I cannot look forward to doing this kind of job in my retirement, and maybe I  don’t get this kind of happiness  either.

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