I talked to Peggy on Sunday night and was aware that she is drifting further and further away.
It is like all of her feelings have been turned off and she is separate from this world.
Her voice was soft and there was no emotion in her words when I talked to her.
Peggy was a person of laughter and expressive words in the past.
Now, she is a shell of her former self with no emotion to share.
How can I love someone who doesn't remember me any longer?
How can I love a person who has no emotion?
How can I love a person who has nothing to share with me?
How can I love a person?
How can I love?
How can I?
I remember the Peggy that used to be.
I remember Peggy before Alzheimer's disease took her feelings and emotions from her.
I remember a bright, funny, caring and loving Peggy.
I remember and fill in the empty spaces for her.
"When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
The spirit rejoices over what it has left". Sufi Epigram
I Love You Today, Peggy!
MY LIFETIME LISTENS TO YOURS (Muriel Ruckeyser)