Friday, July 19, 2019

Sky: Ha Ha Ha Lu Cin Ay Shuns

Jane: I think people would like to know about your Hallucinations. I would, anyway.

Sky: Well, it was a big surprise when they came to me. I didn’t really know what was going on. And there are different kinds of Hallucinations. The simplest kind is when I see something in a rock or a mountain or a cloud and say, “Oh, Look! There’s a dog and a puppy playing in the sky!”

The more complicated kind is when they move.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sky: My Spiritual Life

Note from Jane: Sky and I recently attended the Dementia Action Alliance conference in Atlanta where we were co-presenters (with Linn Possell) of a workshop entitled, "Nurturing a Dementia-Friendly Spiritual Life." These are the words that Sky read at the beginning of the workshop.

What I believe…..a work in progress

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jane: We are What We "Do"?

The other day Sky said to me, “I can’t do anything anymore.” Of course, that isn’t true — there are lots of things he can still do. What he meant is “I can’t do many things that I used to be able to do easily and well,” like carpentry, gardening, reading, writing, crossword puzzles, board and card games.

We all learn how to do many different things in our lives. I remember vividly learning to read, learning to swim, learning to downhill ski, learning to ride a two-wheeled bike — none of them easy to learn, but oh so satisfying once I got the hang of it. My horizons opened up — so many books to read, lakes to swim in, mountains to glide down, and roads to ride. Life was full of endless possibilities.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Jane: Expect the Unexpected

Two months ago, Sky was having one of his recurring nocturnal fights against a bad thing, a monster of some sort. Except instead of attacking me, as he usually did, he attacked the air off the side of the bed, and fell out. Gashed his forehead on the bedside table, needed five stitches. Then refused to sleep in that bed again.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Sky: How's It Goin'?

“Hey, Sky. How’s it goin’?"

“You want the long, medium, or short answer? Long and Medium: you get the latest hallucination reports. Short: requires no listening skills, and minimal time commitment.”

“Hey, I got time. Lay it on me, man!! Oh, wait, unless it’s gonna get disturbing. What do you think?"