Susan's Blog

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Walk


why wonderful?
so sad. The man charged with caring for him, while seemingly nice enough doesn’t care enough to listen to him.
Russ refers to a woman he knew as a child as his positive roll image, the person who said good boy and cared enough to share herself with him. yet, the caregiver is almost the best you could hope for.
I thought about the comic all night, and read it twice again today.

— added by Jacquie on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

Whoa – that was very moving, and soooo accurate. Thank you for sharing that, Susan.

— added by lisa on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

So many different responses to this (on my Facebook page)!!! I love, love, love it. I see the caregiver as trying his best, and I think Russ can adapt; in fact, they are adapting to each other!

— added by Susan Senator on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I’m teary-eyed… my son is in a residence; the direct care staff are decent – but they’re mostly immigrants from Africa and have a really tough time interpreting things from someone coming from a whole different background… plus he has a “community rights restriction” so he only gets to go out with me…

— added by vmgillen on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

vmgillen, I’m in that boat right along with you.

— added by Sharon Jones on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I thought it was sad too. To me, the woman was his mom and obviously loved him, cared that he had new experiences and was happy when he learned new things – and not around anymore. The caretaker pretty much wanted to put on a movie so he could just relax, not a bad guy but obviously not invested. It actually made be incredibly sad to think that this could be my daughter’s future when I am no longer alive.

— added by Susan on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 8:52 pm