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  1. Merrilyn Nicholson
    July 26, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

    Gerda what a wonderful connection dance provides, I have always thought it to be quite erotic. You and Peter look great with kitchen in the background, my husband and I often break into dance in the living room….lovely, lively fun.
    I have the honour of ‘winning’ a copy of Memory’s Last Breath, I didn’t realise when I entered the comp’ the fine print stated US residents only ( I am in Australia), however, the wonderful Ann from ‘A place for Mum’ on hearing I was a Geriatric RN working with EOD patients here in Oz offered to send a copy of your book to me. I am looking forward to reading and sharing Memory’s Last Breath with the families of my amazing patients.
    Gerda you are often in my thoughts, I still use you as a role model when connecting with patients, often real life examples are light years ahead of any information found in a text book…..Thankyou for inspiring me in my ‘work’ and keep on dancing wonderful lady…..


    • Gerda Saunders
      August 4, 2017 @ 7:07 am

      How fabulous to hear from you, Merrilyn! So delighted to hear that you and your husband dance in the living room too–as you say, it has its own eroticism. Sometimes when we dance I think of the film Il Postino about Pablo Neruda, in which the postman enviously watches Neruda dancing with a beautiful woman, through the window. I feel so lucky to be one of a “romantic” couple like that.
      What a lovely story about you winning a copy of Memory’s Last Breath–How nice of Ann from “A place for Mum” to send you a copy. I must track down “A Place for Mum” and see what they’re about.
      I am so grateful to be in touch with someone who probably knows the effects of aging better than most–and are spending your life making peoples last years as good as possible. You are an inspiration to me! This is what I would write in your book if I ever had the honor to sign it: “Keep dancing your heart’s truth.”


  2. Keir Graff
    July 27, 2017 @ 7:42 am

    A lovely post, Gerda. I have always regretted not learning how to dance properly. When I started high school, we were into slam-dancing!


    • Gerda Saunders
      August 4, 2017 @ 6:54 am

      Thanks so much for your nice note, Keir. “Dancing properly” of course needs its own definition! I think that if you could survive slam-dancing, you’re a great candidate for learning Latin and other ballroom dancing as an encore. Of course you’ll probably have to wait until that magical time when one supposedly “retires”–I actually don’t see you ever “retiring,” since you love your work–your life–so much already. But I hope you will be able to keep adding some new pleasures along the way!


  3. Carrie Blake
    July 28, 2017 @ 7:03 am

    Gerda, thank you for your continuing wonderful posts!


    • Gerda Saunders
      August 4, 2017 @ 6:50 am

      Thanks so much, Carrie. It’s so nice of you to keep on reading–and dropping me a note!


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