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July 6th, 2006


Last night, The Worm and I finally watched The Notebook, our latest Netflix choice that we've had for weeks. Netflix works out really well for us because it's usually weeks before we can get ourselves into a movie-watching mood, and this way we actually get that way sooner because we want to get a new movie in.

This movie, however, touched us both - by the end of it we were both sobbing (I ended up openly weeping) as The Worm grabbed a box of Kleenex from the nightstand. The love story, of course, was so heartbreakingly touching but the Alzheimer's got me in a way I wasn't expecting. It's been so long since I was faced directly with it, and it brought back in full clarity watching my great-grandmother go through every terrible stage of it over a ten year period.

On a lighter note, though, it must've put The Worm in a thoughtful mood because he came up to me this morning, cupped my face in his hands and stared at my sleepy-eyed self for a few moments before saying, "Thank you for loving me."

Whatever else happens to me in this lifetime, I can say that I was truly blessed to have been loved - and to have loved - some very remarkable men this particular trip around the Sun.

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