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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Old and Helpless

she was about 70. and from what the daughter said, suffering from alzheimer's.

and as she and her daughter quarreled on whether the old woman should pee or not, while the bus was running, i shuddered. the woman who brought them up, nursed them, instructed them, taught them how to be good daughters, now pushed to the point of helplessness, not able to decide whether to pee or not to pee.

and it does happen. in the changing of the guards, weakness is imminent, among old leaders --- old wolves and old foxes. this is a reality which is sad. this is a reality that i do not wish to reach. let me not be this old and helpless.

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