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She asks if I would like to paint a pear.
I am the patient, she is the art director.

In the mind of Alzheimers, we switch roles;
the patient is compliant, pliable like clay
melting in sunlight; smiling, seems happy - 
not knowing right from left. . .

I am patient with the patient - she reaches
for the brush, the paint. With her right hand
she dips, dips, dips, dips the tip of her brush in water.

I guide her hand to the paint; yellow pot, then red.
She dips into yellow, yellow, yellow - red, red, red...

I remember Lake Ashi.  On the right bank - the Tori
and a red boat suspended in smoky mist.

The water; swish, swash, swish, swash, swish.

Deborah Russell  
2007



("Memories In The Making", an art program developed
for Alzheimer patients.)

 
Image: Conceptions, Deborah Russell, 1996  ( CAGES,  1996, a cultural arts journal.

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Reviewed by Art Sun
interesting piece...

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
This is beautiful, I am intrigued with the art program for alzheimers patients, sounds like a wonderful program, I love the name of the program...memories in the making. My mom is is the caretaker for a dear and lovely friend of our family who has alzheimers disease, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles. Wonderful write, sounds like a wonderful program for a great cause.
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling

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