Friday, November 24, 2006


It is extremely heartbreaking to watch my father’s enfeeblement. Independent. Always youthful for his age. Naturally strong and robust; never broke a bone in my lifetime. Yet just three months have depleted him of strength and energy, and aged him at least a decade. I’ve had to help him up and down stairs. At this moment, I can hear him shuffle–walking through the hallway overhead, his cane thumping on the floor.

And soon the walker, then a wheelchair, then bedridden....

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