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wings and things

Dementia dialogues 17

on October 1, 2016

Me: Ants, is it okay if I write your life story?

Anthony: No.

Me: Why?

Anthony: Because I don’t exist.

[This is an exact rendition of our conversation yesterday.]


16 responses to “Dementia dialogues 17

  1. I know it must be so hard 😦 big hugs Jules

  2. susanpoozan says:

    One wonders what was in his mind when he said that.

  3. Ann Koplow says:

    I’m so glad you exist. ❤

  4. He makes us stop and think doesn’t he?

  5. ksbeth says:

    he’s a deep philosopher now )

  6. tootlepedal says:

    Your conversations never fail to be of interest. The subtext there is worthy of Samuel
    Beckett.

  7. Judy says:

    Such an interesting response from him! Is it because a life story is usually told after death and then it’s not a “life” story if one doesn’t exist? Maybe he wanted to say, “But I’m not dead yet!” I know he has a wonderful sense of humor. I think it’s great you’re sharing these exchanges. Hoping you’re feeling better – you’ve certainly gone through a rough patch.

  8. Judi Lynn says:

    Maybe he feels that way sometimes. He’s such an interesting person.

  9. This made me laugh, I don’t exist that is funny

  10. Uh. Write it anyway and show him how MUCH he exists.But you have already done that many times if I remember correctly. I have never followed a blog so persistently as yours, because you do know how to tell a story and with heart, plus your subjects are so interesting…Anthony, Ming, your Mum

  11. I’m so glad you exist too!

  12. lensgirl53 says:

    A man truly in touch with his feelings. …even if he doesn’t exist. God bless.

  13. Must be hard to sort what is real and philosophic and what is the illness talking. May you be strong.

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