. I hate i…rying to defeat it — and I’ve always admired this about her, her grit in the face of adversity. But I know it to be a defense mechanism, too, something she reverts to when feeling scared. And I hate when Lea is scared. I hate it almost as much as the silence.
How only our partner can know us. I can relate to Lea very much.
I’ve worked with a lot of people in various stages of dementia, and have experienced their suffering, and that of their families. More recently in my own family. It’s an experience that stays with you.
You’ve conveyed the struggle in such a beautifully real way here Dan, the sheer rawness of it all is felt the whole way through. ❤