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PERCEPTIONS

 

PERCEPTIONS

Is this a dear little cottage or a spooky one?

It depends on your point of view.

 Another resident at Mum’s nursing home told me today that once, when she was sitting outside, her feet were so cold she couldn’t feel them.

But then they began to warm up, and she looked down to see two moles lying across her feet. They stayed there until her feet were toasty warm, then got up and walked away.

She said every time she remembers that day she feels the love.

 “That’s lovely,” I said - it’s all down to perceptions, after all.

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I have strayed today from the Friday Fictioneers' guidelines, as every word of the above is true. I have some experience of dealing with people who have dementia, and I know that logic ceases to exist for them. OF course, what the old lady told me could have been true, couldn't it?!

Thanks to Rochelle as ever for hosting FF, and to Alicia Jamtaas for the photo of that lovely wood and cottage. You can read other stories by following the frog link from  https://rochellewisoff.com/ - after you've commented on my blog first, naturally!

 


27 comments:

  1. It's not a probable account, but it's lovely to believe it true

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  2. Funny how we perceive things. Like us writers all given one picture and creating dozens of different tales. Great piece!

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    1. Thanks, Mason. We writers are an odd bunch anyway!

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  3. Oh! I absolutely love this story! Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Liz, the above comment by unknown is me, Alicia Jamtaas

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  5. That was lovely. I wonder why moles and not something more commonplace like cats or dogs.

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    1. No idea, Sandra - maybe she'd been watching something on TV? As my husband has dementia I am only too aware that there is often no logic in their utterances!

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  6. Dear Liz,

    I'm sure it was true in her mind. Lovely story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    As for veering from the photo that's perfectly legal. It's not what you're looking at that matters, it's what you see.

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  7. Thanks Rochelle - she was totally convinced it was a real memory.

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  8. It could have been true indeed. Either way, she feels the love. It’s all about our perception of things. Lovely tale!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. Some of these old people get no visitors, so if moles on her feet make her feel loved, splendid!

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  9. Liz, is it real? We may never know, but it is real enough to make for one good, heartwarming true story. We don't know where people go who have dementia, maybe they go into another dimension where these things do happen...

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    1. Being logical doesn't work with dementia, but for those of us outside it, moles wouldn't do that - or would they?

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  10. You wouldn't have seen me for dust, with moles on my feet!

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    1. Why , for goodness sake? Dear little furry creatures. With, of course, huge great claws on the ends of their dear little furry legs!

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  11. we tend to believe what we wanted to believe

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    1. Even more so when our minds are going.

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  12. A delightful story, I really hope it's true.

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    1. It sound like the stuff of fairy tales, doesn't it? Peter Rabbit land.

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  13. A wonderful story because of the love felt. I've been through this with my mother and know how every-day actions can turn into wild stories in their imagination. She also wasn't the same person any longer.

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    1. Not the same person sums it up well, Gah - it's not easy, is it?

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  14. That's not straying! That was lovely, Liz.

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