Windows Into Time…

My husband’s mother has dementia and her memory is declining quickly.

It is difficult to visit her at the facility where she lives but she is always happy to see us.

I did this grid in my art journal using some of the blue-toned printed paper I showed you yesterday:

And as I was photographing the pieces of paper where I had punched out my squares, they reminded me of windows:

The book page I gelli-printed on and used in my grid was about flowering plants from an old botany book. My MIL loved planting flowers.

I wrote this haiku with her on my mind –

Windows into time…

Squares of golden moments shine,

Fading with memory.

Cheers! πŸ™‚

23 responses to “Windows Into Time…

  1. This hits close to home Jill. All those years my daughters and I spent just sitting with my mother…but there were always moments of golden light. (K)

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  2. Jill I can definitely understand your concept of Windows into time. I well remember my mother living with dementia.

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    • Thank you Ally for you kind comments. I am sorry your mother had this disease too. My father did also. Sometimes I think it is more difficult for the family than the person with the dementia. It is a struggle getting her the care she needs. πŸ’—

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      • It is a struggle Jill, getting the care. My mother eventually lived in a specialised residential home which was safe for her. I agree it is more difficult for the family. My mother appeared settled and happy, sometimes she knew us and sometimes she didn’t. I might write a short blog about it. πŸ’—

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  3. Very sad. My great-aunt had alzheimers, which I know is a little different than dementia, but it was still tragic to see the demise.

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  4. Your squares are gorgeous, Jill and your words are so touching. ❀️

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  5. Beautiful, Jill 🧑

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  6. My heart goes out to you and others that have experienced this very difficult and painful disease. Hugs and love

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  7. Oh Jill, so bittersweet…what a lovely was to express your feelings about what’s going on…prayers…

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  8. What a lovely tribute to your mother-in-law. Dementia is such an awful disease.

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  9. so so sorry to hear about your MIL! I know how hard it it. But your art is so therapeutic and healing and beautiful!!!!!!!! ❀

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