The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

100-Word Memoir

Time Passes

Such a cruel condition

A senior lady wearing glasses, smiling.
Photo by Todd Cravens on Unsplash

My heart sank. The fragile lady in the care home didn’t recognize me. A lifetime of happy family memories encapsulated in a sideways lolling of her head in a stranger’s chair. A blank stare.

I knelt and took her hand in mine. She turned her head slowly and looked at me with her piercing blue eyes. I spoke to her softly, hoping…

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