Friday, June 7, 2013

Erasure

“Honey, I’m sorry for all your suffering in my absence and I promise to be there by your side forever, now onwards” he sobbed profusely with his face buried in her hands.
“Her dementia is far too advanced and she doesn’t remember a thing from the past”, the doctor whispered into his ear.
Her eyes gleamed with an innocent sparkle as she smiled at him, the years of painful separation all forgotten; she had attained Nirvana after all.
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This post is in response to Trifecta Writing Challenge – Week Seventy-One. The prompt is to write complete a story in 3 sentences.

38 comments:

Ann Bennett said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So ignorance is bliss in some situations. Good quick observation story.

Thomas Marlowe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sad and kind of liberating at the same time. Lovely.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Ann. Ignorance is bliss indeed, at times.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for your lovely comment Thomas. Liberation is just what matters in the end, isn't it?

joe2poetry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A light at the end of that dark tunnel. At least she is finally happy!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happiness is so subjective after all... Thanks for reading Joe2poetry.

mjshorts said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like his apologies for his absence is a little too late. The good thing is she no longer cares.
A great use of your three sentences.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You too summed it up well in 3 sentences here mjshorts. Thanks :d

angieinspired said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is what I wish for my mom. Is this why my favorite pictures of her are the few that were snapped when she was asleep? So peaceful.

finallyawriter.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sad, but at least she doesn't remember the bad times.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

True angieinspired... The peace on another's face is so endearing. My best wishes for your mom.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's the saving grace. Thanks for your comment finallyawriter.com

thelifeofkylie.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Maybe losing our memories is something to look forward to, after all. Nicely done!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Life gives us good memories too, doesn't it? Let's savor those Kylie. Thanks for your comment dear :)

jannatwrites said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

At least losing those memories has given her peace, but this still makes me sad. (Maybe because my grandma had Alzheimer's and it's heart-breaking when someone loses cognitive functioning.)

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very true Janna. My aunt too had dementia and it was painful indeed to watch her have no memory of the good times shared with us.

Tracie Nall said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is so sad that he couldn't get it together while she was still well, but it is nice that she is at peace.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah Tracie :)
Thanks for stopping by to read.

Valerie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've thought about this before-if the person is in bliss, even if it seems tragic to us, it really isn't. I thought piece this was lovely:)

rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Having had a father who suffered from dementia, I know well the loss of memory in which they live. He had forgotten many things, many people, but never forgot my mother. I always found that to be a very big blessing for the both of them.

It struck a sad chord, but you summed it up truthfully.

Draug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's heartbreaking )':

Trifecta said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The despair feels so real. This is a powerful story. Thank you for linking up.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Valerie, though I often think that the mid-stages of such a process would be painful... When they know they are losing memory slowly. In the end, of course, nothing matters anymore.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Rebecca. God saves blessings for all of us, doesn't he?

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aww... Sorry about that Draug. Thanks for reading.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the appreciation Trifecta :)

Dobson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Not knowing is not always the worst thing.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sure... Not always. But sometimes, yes it is. Thanks for your comment Dobson.

TMW Hickman said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

When the mind is erased it takes more than memories, but if he hurt her, I am glad that she does not remember!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for your lovely comment TMW Hickman. Indeed the mind holds a lot more than just some memories.

trudgingthroughfog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Silver linings, I guess... Nice little story!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Trudgingthroughfog. I'm glad you liked it.

kymm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your title says it all - erasure isn't really an apology or forgiveness, is it? Good story.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Erasure of her memory is more of a liberation for her Kymm. Glad you liked it.

Suzanne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so sad and yet so liberating at the same time! It's a tough place to imagine. Great job capturing that perspective!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Tough place indeed Suzanne. Thanks for reading.

ishallbeatoad.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You captured this bittersweet moment so well . . . beautifully done!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@ishallbeatoad.com
Thanks ishallbeatoad. Your one word defined the whole thing...bittersweet!