Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Good Days, Bad Days



This Sunday afternoon, much in need of a little musical refreshment, I played 'Blue' by Lucinda Williams- a collective favourite tune of both Spouse and myself.
I quite reasonably expected a reaction from Spouse other than bewilderment and a vague sense of recognition, and other than the strange query: who is this? What song? as our beloved singer warbled what ought to have been comfortably familiar.
Spouse has, at least as long as I have known him, demonstrated an uncanny, consistent ability to recognise a song from the first note or two, and the lack of such is a wholly terrifying prospect.

10 comments:

Beth said...

oh this does sound frightening. Head injuries do take a very long time to heal. Love him through it and give yourselves time to heal.

Paul Merrill said...

Saw Lucinda Williams live in a very small club in her native Austin, nearly 15 years ago.

Please go see her live, if you find the opportunity.

Barb said...

All my very best to both you and spouse. Will send positive energy and lots of hugs across the miles! Barb xo

julochka said...

glad to see you writing again, even if it was because you were bewildered. keep playing the music. it will all come back to him...

xox,
/j

Kip de Moll said...

Music comes in clearly when other things are foggy. Yes, keep playing.
As one who has also been care-giver to a recouperating spouse, rely on the kindness of others to keep your strength up in this hard time. you are not alone!

The Texican said...

Hey what a surprise when I fired up the old blog today. Good to see a new post under your moniker. Concussive injuries are often accompanied by minor temporary memory problems. Mine are more on the order of progressive senility. I'm afraid they will only get worse as Spouse's get better. We are remembering you both daily. Pappy

Courtney said...

Oh, am I correct in assuming this stems from his accident? It can take a very long time to heal from this kind of trauma. Still, as someone who works in the medical field, if this is a new symptom it wouldn't hurt to mention it to his physician.

ODewey said...

It must be hard not to worry. I'm in agreement with the others... keep playing the old familiar songs and someday Spouse's memories should return.

Pye said...

Sending virtual hugs and real stuff on planes. I hope our 'present' gets to you Ok.

For a big of light relief (or just a laugh) you can read my first serious post in my first -I promise to write in it- journal. It's about exploring my mind... =x

-pokes brain-

TheElementary said...

Thanks for all the good comments, none of which I have responded to but which have helped Spouse and I enormously all the same, every last kind word and good thought. Thanks to everyone. I'll definitely be coming by to visit the blogs of folks I see are new here, as well as my old favourites :)

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