do you remember the touch of my lips
do you remember how we met
do you know how much I love you
can you recall the joys we shared
now that your mind has slipped away
may you carry my love in your heart
I wrote this ode for my mother and all the people who love someone with Alzheimer’s or suffering memory loss. It’s challenging to love someone who doesn’t seem to be conscious of your relationship. I experienced this with Larry, my stepfather, as he lost touch with who we were, at least consciously.
Poets and spiritualists often write that the heart knows what the mind doesn’t. This touching video seems to demonstrate that idea. Watch Melvyn, a man losing his memory with the onset of Alzheimer’s, remember something important.