Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Illustration Friday: Remember
My mom, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, asked me once, "Why live an entire lifetime only to loose the memories in the end?" It makes you think about how important the ability to remember really is to the purpose of life. You stop growing and stop living when you stop remembering. In her more lucid moments, she's just biding her time.
Technically she hasn't really lost all her memories, though I'm sure it must feel that way to her sometimes. They have just been confused, distorted, and jumbled like this picture. Some of the memories never even happened, which I think demonstrates how powerful the human spirit's will to live is.