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  1. Carmen Welz
    November 7, 2022 @ 1:23 am



  2. Judith Vaughn
    November 7, 2022 @ 8:49 am

    I marvel at your ability to write as if, as if your brain is always aware, awake to the coming darkness. A light burns in you so brightly I am blinded with awe. Words that I lose on a daily basis are wrapped in fear and then indifference. I rue the day I will be unable to at least remember the meaning of a word I can’t name, and helped with Google. Type in the meaning, the word shows up! Perhaps you do the same? Carry on is what we will do until we can’t. Thank you.


    • Gerda Saunders
      December 11, 2022 @ 6:19 pm

      Dear Judy, Thanks for another wonderful way of saying that my writing means something to you. I feel empathy for you about those lost words. I try those tricks too and sometimes that is the first step in getting me to the word I want. I’m glad to know we have come to a similar solution, but I’d be even gladder if we didn’t have to find ways around forgetting words. I imagine–and hope–that you don’t encounter memory issues in your painting and making of other art. Your observation and interpretation of what you see is so stunning, actually cerebral in a way. Of course you have your vast background in art knowledge that you sometimes mention, like the when you posted the gouache piece recently. And of course your historical and architectural knowledge about some of the buildings that you paint. I’m so glad to have made a friend in you, despite the fact that electronic media seldom does that for me! Wishing you a very slow memory loss and a fast development of methods to capture those elusive words that matter as much as the color and shading in painting. Wishing you a wonderful time to reflect and get together with the people you love in this winter solstice time.


  3. Sue Honeycutt
    January 22, 2023 @ 7:19 pm

    Thank you to you both for your eloquence, generosity and compassion in sharing your current life situation (via your documentary) with us all. Now I have discovered your website and blog, which is an unanticipated bonus. You are the epitome of taking life one day at a time, and you do it with such class! You are the couple we all would love to know. My best to you and yours.


    • Gerda Saunders
      February 5, 2023 @ 11:25 am

      Dear Sue, what a kind and lovely and eloquent note to get! I’m so glad you got in touch. Your conclusions about me are over-the-top, but I’m still happy to slurp them up! Of course I am extremely lucky in having Peter and the support of my kids and close friends, unlike so many other people with dementia. I am so grateful for your kind words. Wishing you all of the best to you and those you love.


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