Tuesday, January 10, 2006


We had an interesting thing occur in our home recently. We were sitting in our living room watching television one evening when we noticed the lights had started to dim. The lights kept dimming until the light bulbs became a brown color.

It happened so slowly that we didn't realize what was happening at first.

I thought something was going on with my eyes as I strained to see.

Then, we realized that the bright room had become very dim and it felt errie.

We called the Power Company and were told that our area was experiencing a "Brown Out".

Over the course of a few hours, the lights started to get stronger and stronger. The light came back as slowly as it had disappeared. Finally, the room was bright again.

I wondered if this is how Peggy had experienced the slow onset of Alzheimer's disease.

 The lights in her brain began to dim so slowly at first that she wasn't aware that they were dimming until.....

 She was in the dim light of the disease and could no longer see the light of memory without squinting.

Wouldn't it be a wonderful if I could call a power company and have the "Brown Out" in her brain fixed so that eventually all power would be back on in her mind.

Just a thought about Peggy as I experience my daily life.

I Love You Today, Peggy!

Mary Louise




barbpinion said...

I hate that that ALZHEIMERS is taking your sister away from yuu.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

sanforized6 said...

Another great analogy! Oh I wish such a power company existed, for both of yours sake..rich

bgilmore725 said...

That is a great analogy... thanks for sharing with the world the life you share with your sister. bea

psychfun said...

This is a great analogy. I wonder. I know I must have some brown out days. And I like that expression better than people saying Brain Fart.

wendy4145 said...

yes.  that would be nice, if the power company could turn on all the lights where our life areas are dark.

I guess that's what God does.  God brings light to our darkest days.

I pray that God brings light to Peggy in all of her days and  brings light to Mary Louise, in all of your days.

Keep focused on the bright spots, that will get you through.