An elderly, breaking-down-beautifully couple speaking gently in the waiting room….
Wife is reminding husband of surgeries he’s forgotten about…
and the doctor they are about to see
but that he has also forgotten….
Sweetly reminding him
that it’s still their nurse with them,
she just switched seats…
Him finding his humor
despite obvious dementia
and making a joke about the plain wall before us
that makes all 3 laugh…
A bubble of joy and connection….
In a matter of a few moments, their obvious long-built companionship and heartfelt commitment to one another moves slowly and steadily on down the hallway….
And they know
They at least have
– At UCLA Hospital 10/18/16 1:00 p.m.