A note from the road…

It’s good being in Shanghai again, however briefly.  I’ve been based up north for the last several years, and while that’s nice, Shanghai has a certain energy that infects a person — in a good way.

I returned from the States last week, visiting my family, and my mother in Vancouver.  Once again, I found her in an even weaker state.  So much can change so quickly, and it was hard for me to see her.  I don’t know if anyone ever stops being afraid — or feeling dread — when seeing a parent who was once robust, high-spirited, unpredictable — now infirm, unable to move on her own from a wheelchair.   It’s not just the physical weakness.

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease.  That is the real source of terror and horror.

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