I close my eyes to soak in the serenity around me. I hear the gushing waves of the ocean and feel the gentle breeze on my face. Soaking my feet in the therapeutic waters, I release my thoughts out to Mother Nature.
As I open my eyes and gaze lazily across the shore, I see this guy looking towards me. When I caught him staring at me, he just looked away immediately. I haven’t seen him before and I wondered if he was following me or something.
I just panicked. I closed my eyes to steady myself but my mind was no longer calm.
No matter what he did I felt he watched my every move. I look across my shoulder in fear of being followed. The waves suddenly felt cold and harsh. I couldn’t handle this situation anymore.
I was waiting to confront him. As he quickly sped by, I called out to him.
I wanted to have a good look at this guy and maybe report him if he looked suspicious.
He stopped almost immediately.
I wanted to ask him who he is and why is he following me. As I looked into his eyes, I saw something in there. He looked at me as though he knew me already.
“Do I know you?” I inquired
“Err…depends” He replied
“What’s that supposed to mean?” I questioned with a stern face. He turned beet red and just glanced away.
I noticed that he was clearly a few feet taller to me. His face held a serious look as he glanced towards the ocean. His face suddenly felt familiar to me. I thought my mind was playing tricks with me.
When he looked back at me, my memories dawned upon me with a sudden surge of realization –
“John..” I murmured
He put his arms around me and gently replied to my ear
“Yes my darling”
I knew right then who he was ……I was no longer afraid because now I remember him…my dear husband
- How Alzheimer’s Affects Those We Love (omisangels.wordpress.com)
- Seven Symptoms of Alzheimer’s (homeinsteadsonoma.com)