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Poetry: For My Mom: Memories of 295 Union Avenue

 

For My Mom: Memories of 295 Union Avenue

When I was 3 and very small, I remember napping in a quiet room.
The scent of lilacs entering my dreams along with the sound of steady, gentle rain…. 
The surrounding trees created a soft, energetic circle all around me,
and this was safe like home. 

When I was 4 and still so very small, I would wander the enormous majesty within our home fences…
Touching purple irises, finding praying mantis’ cocoons… 
I’d crouch in a cool cave made of dark branches and  
shake the white snow bushes, blinded by a veil of magical, tiny flower petals.
I watched in wonder as they settled like white snow drops on my hair and on the ground…

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I finally turned around and saw dementia’s ugly, unwanted face

My mom passed away the summer of 2017.

I didn’t have the emotional stamina for writing about it

as we lived through it.

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Coconut Oil and Ginger CO2 for tummy aches

 

Kitchen

Ahh my summer “stay-cation” of 2014!  A combination of rest and work.

Construction

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Mom’s Alzheimer’s: Reflections on my Non-Decision

Today I’m participating in Kathy Bender’s of Bereaved and Blessed “Time-Warp Tuesday” exercise. The idea is to reflect on a past blog post. This month’s theme is Decisions.

Beginning to process this enormous event

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