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empty/full

She sat alone in the empty room, her suitcase full. . all perspective lost … was she moving in or leaving? … Would she like to pet a dog? Yes! Finally, she thought, a question i can answer.

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lost

i knocked on the door of her room, “Would you like a visit from a dog?” “No, i have not lost a dog” Ah “Would you like a visit?” i ask as i enter the room — “Oh yes, please…” … Continue reading

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Visiting domestic life…

there He was- shining black plumes – strutting His stuff… but Here? Now? We stare out the window of the nursing and rehabilitation center ( no longer a nursing home) entranced…. captivated by His wild domesticity – perhaps pondering our … Continue reading

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Visitors

the Poodle and i – We entered the facility, the institution, the home. . there She was, halfway down the hallway in a wheelchair. people passing Her by, not even stopping to say hi, or even, “excuse me….” . “No … Continue reading

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STAY!

STAY. she cried as her hand – old, tender frail – wrapped around his collar. stay. she pleaded… or was it a prayer? Stay. but the answer must be no. we must all go. STAY HERE, NOW. it is all … Continue reading

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Beauty

at the beauty shop today, in a place where most residents walk on wheels – a poodle was invited in. “We have the same hairdo!” We are all so much more alike than we are different. Let us see each … Continue reading

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