Thursday, January 19, 2017

Legacy



Last night I started reading the book STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova.  The story begins with the introduction to a Harvard professor, Alice, and in short order she begins to have episodes of memory impairment.  It doesn't take long for the diagnosis and increasing frequency of lost blocks of her memory that the disease of Alzheimer's begins to make a huge impact on her life.  I put the book aside to finish later and pondered on everyone's immediate denial, including Alice's.  She wants to continue on as long as she can, which she really can't.  Wouldn't it better serve her and all her family to spend as much time together?   I tried to stop and think about my reaction given the same diagnosis.  Couldn't.  I wonder sometimes what is it, that I will leave behind?





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4 comments:

  1. I think survival is so strong in humans, that denial can seem the only way out of an impossible situation.

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  2. I have been thinking about this and honestly I wouldn't know how I would react.

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    1. I can't either. Unless one experiences the disease, trauma, or other life altering event, we just don't know.

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