1) For several years I’ve had to walk out of rooms and back into them
in order to remember why I walked in there in the first place.
(A bothersome turn of events but not too scary, memory-wise.)
2) More and more frequently, I feel as if I’m turn turning into my mother
who used to call out each of her five kids’ names before hitting on the right one.
(A somewhat humorous lapse in mental faculties that feels a bit scarier whenever
I accidentally call my kid or husband by my dog or cat’s names.)
3) A couple months ago, I drew a total and complete blank on a friend’s name
for about five minutes.
(That memory void freaked me out, and freaked out Wildebeest even more
when I confessed it to him.)
4) Earlier this week, I was writing a check (something I don’t do all that regularly but
have done for thirty years), and temporarily forgot how to write out the cents part of the amount.
I really and truly could not remember how to do it.
(Ack! That is all I can say about this episode.)
5) I was thinking all these things were signs of aging and/or early onset dementia but then
I read Agnes today and realized the same happens to the very young:
AGNES by Tony Cochran
Have a great weekend, everyone!
May you create wonderful memories that stay with you forever and ever.