Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Remembering Her


 I  have lost my mind.

How careless of me.

So going back among bits

Of memory, winged underway,

I'm 5 years old in the kitchen

Complaining to my mother --

Having misplaced something...

I forget, but hear her voice:

"Think of the last place you

Remember using it, then look

There." --and I am whole again.

8 comments:

  1. Some memories are strong enough to survive losing our minds, it seems. Your mother had some great advice there. And it's the advice I need more and more these days! Here's to little tricks that help stave off complete chaos as we age.

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    1. 0_Jenny, your comment sure hits home. I'm sitting here, with a glass of cabernet, trying not to feel anxious about my doctor failing to authorize refill of a prescription he prescribed and I've used for 20 years (you've doubtless guessed it), a mild anti-anxiety drug. It's been 5 days since my inquiries. Good thing this is wine country.

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    2. Oh, it's so hard to be calm when medication that's working is suddenly not available! I hope there is a simple explanation like he overlooked the request or was away for a few days . . . and I hope you get it refilled soon. Fingers crossed, Geo.

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    3. Dear Jenny, I just called pharmacy and Dr.'s office again and think I'm closer to solving the mystery. My longtime dr., male with an Asian name, has specialized himself away from general practice and left a very capable nurse-practitioner, female with an Hispanic name, as locum tenens to attend to old farts like me. It is she who must authorize my refills. Enigma solved...maybe. Thanks for your concern.

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    4. This is good news indeed - enigmas like this are not what we like to mull over! I hope all is well shortly.

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    5. Not fixed yet but I'm learning what Thurber called "the permanent jumps". He did pretty good anyway.

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  2. Anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs usually take awhile to build up and to leave your system. Hopefully by now things are back to normal.

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    1. Dear Mike, understood and appreciated. I agree pharmaceutical snafus are usually tolerable. Just jumpy about this new normal we've all entered.

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