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Morris David Taub (Montpellier, France) on 3 November 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

15 June 2015. Miami Beach, Florida. On one of numerous trips to Miami to help mother between summer 2014 and summer 2018. Watching dementia take hold. Behavior more and more erratic. The ability to feed herself and take care of the day to day slowly fading from her grasp. Sister paying her monthly bills. Getting emails from her building about her getting lost. Wandering the halls. Looking for my father who died the year before. And mother, oblivious.

RICOH , LTD. GR 1/2000 second F/4.0 ISO 800 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce ciel

3 Nov 2019 4:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image and sad story. The same sort of thing happened to my mother, also.

3 Nov 2019 10:12pm

@Steve Rice: Agree. It was sad to watch. Hard to live through. I know so many do. And deal with worse. Just before mother died she was not living in reality at all. Seeing old friends from days in Havana in her room at the assisted living facility. Talking to them. Talking to dead friends and relatives. Her passing was a blessing. Her body was barely functioning. She was paranoid. Hardly recognized me the last time I saw her, visited with her. Hallucinating a day to day that her brain was creating out of thin air. Reliving her childhood in Cuba and elsewhere. Some days, watching all this happen, it was hard to believe. What we can become. What we can devolve down into. A lesson in spending ones time as best one can. We don't know when it will be over.

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