Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Alzheimers and laughter

From Scott Fisher:

Scott Fisher
‎& his Mother sit
in the back
of the Unit's Dining Room
laughing & laughing.
It all goes away,
you understand,
all the memories - of family sunday dinners
& Midwest childhoods
& a young girl's dance,
and more.
It ALL goes away,
memories & stories
taking flight like birds
that have stayed too long in the Fall,
and felt a North Wind.
Awayyyyyyyyyyyy it all goes,
even Dignity, of course......
until all that is left is laughter & companionship.
What else really matters?
The flock of memories
will wait for us the far side of The Green Hill,
like children excited at our Return.