Friday, June 6, 2008

Art of Alzheimer's

This is the first one I actually saw her make. The card was sitting on the counter, and she had the bottle cap in her hand. She looked at the card, then at the cap, then very carefully placed the cap on the circle. Another fascinating tidbit, that circle is the only large circle that doesn't have a smaller circle within it. Her sense of/compulsion/need? for order and symmetry reigns.

Yesterday Mom had Judy (now also known as Goosy Lucy)her babydoll cradled in one arm, and her other hand on my shoulder. She sang "Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop". Just that one line, but she came up with it all on her own. It has been a long time since she has done that. I don't know if she was singing to me or to Judy/Lucy. Either way, a very sweet sound.


Cindy said...

Maybe she was singing to you both. Her artwork is simple, yet lovely. Have a good weekend. May it be dry with moderate temps. Are the horses coming back soon?

Annie said...

Cindy, horses are probably coming back today.

Turtle said...

nice, did mom also thrive on order and lines before alz kicked in?