Two Profiles

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an addict 

says no to a glass of wine

yes to seltzer

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courage holds her hand

the wife who has forgotten

his name

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©WabiSabi 2013

For Carpe Diem ‘courage’

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18 thoughts on “Two Profiles

  1. Your second haiku reminds me of a visit I made to a nursing home a few years ago, located near the college I attended. As I was entering the building to visit a friend, I saw sitting on a bench outside the building, one of my former professors, a brilliant man, a master of higher mathematics and an accomplished Hebrew scholar. His wife was reading aloud to him from a children’s picture book. I knew immediately what had happened to this brilliant man’s mind. I greeted him by name, but there was not a glimmer of recognition in his eyes.

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  2. And how much courage it took for his wife to read that book to him ! It is not the memory-less one who suffers, but the one who keeps the memories of what has been lost. I have witnessed this quiet courage quite often in my life.

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