Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dad Really Unhappy to Be in This Balloon Over French Countryside

This is the face of Dad's Parkinson's -- the part of the disease where everything confused and confounded him. My husband and I took him to see the movie Momento during this time period -- about 5 years ago -- the one that moves backward in time because the main character has no memory. None. Zip. Zilch. Dad kept looking over at me with a look of confusion and irritation, like, why are you forcing me to watch this completely confusing movie? Later, dad would call from home and tell me that he was, say, fighting a battle or in the South of France because he was watching TV and felt himself inside the television experience. It was a difficult time for everyone.

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