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KEEP MOVING FORWARD
The quote is profound. Survivors can find it hard to see the progress in positive light.
“Today, let us forget it all.” He said, meaning the bankruptcy, criminal charges and upcoming court appearances.
I looked at him in the mirror where I was washing my face. Even my skin was weary.
“Train tickets to Vieux Port.” He no longer had his cars, or driver’s license for that matter. “Première classe.”
“Remember when we first met? Strolling, feeling the Old City.” He took my hand. “Viens avec moi, mon amour. On va se flâner.”
Beauty of the World: In this series I use an “untranslatable word” in a story. These wonderful words capture the beauty of languages around the world.
Flâner (French, v.): leisurely strolling the streets.
For more wonderfully untranslatable words, see:
Our population is in a large up swing as “Baby Boomers” reach Social Security age which indicates the potential increased need for Caregivers. There are many stages the elderly and dying go through until death. The books below helped me maneuver the invisible line we have to cross based on their capabilities. ”
Each of the books made a profound difference in understanding which I needed
Actions I needed to potentially help with and understand the root cause of certain actions. I found with my Grannys the time frame was at breakneck speed due to her Dementia. With my Gramps we had more time together and for him to participate in his affairs which caused conflict as we transitioned over to me making decisions.
The 36 hour day by Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. Rabins
Elder Rage or Take My Father Please !, How to Survive Caring For Aging Parents by Jacqueline Marcell
The Savvy Senior, The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens by Jim Miller
The Complete Eldercare Planner by Joy Loverde
I hope one of the books or all help you if you find yourself at a crossroad.
My song of the day: Wooly Bully
Artist: Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs
Lyrics (best excerpt): “Matty told Matty told Hatty, that’s the thing to do
Get you someone really to pull the wool with you
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully”
Meaning: Your smile of the day!
Welcome to the Song a Day Challenge! Thank you to Plain Ol’ Vic for nominating me!
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As watching is for
There are certain
Instances That can’t
Be explained,as the
All of life is truly
A mystery,that warmth
Is your body,the smile
When you said hello
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The day of the writing consult finally arrived!
I was prepared:
I was excited! Oddly enough, I wasn’t nervous or apprehensive at all.
So, what did they say?
Writer Guy: I liked this story. Your writing is very good so my suggestions are stylistic.
Me: (happy, surprised silence).
Writer Guy is a graduate of an accredited post-secondary writing program and is a working, published writer.
Since his comments were stylistic, he pointed out that other people…
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