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Flowers, Memories, Diaries

Thank you, Hamlin, for all you’ve done, and continue to do. You bless me.

Cynthia Reyes

Memory is the diary we all carry about with us,wrote Oscar Wilde.

But for me, diary is memory. Years of memories.

Family, home, garden, daily life.

Diaries played a small role in my overall life, but became a huge part of my post-accident experience. With little sense of time, and often no memory of events just minutes after they happened, I started writing in my journal again.

Little things. Big things. Write it down quickly. 

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A doctor played a key role.  She told me to record events as they happened, figuring I could share these entries with the  medical professionals I visited.  My memory and speech problems were so bad, she noted, that “No other specialist will take two hours to try to figure out what you are saying. Write.”

Of course, that’s not word-for-word. But I scribbled down her order.

I returned to keeping journals. Some of the entries were…

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4 thoughts on “Flowers, Memories, Diaries”

  1. Your mother’s advice, and your doctor’s advice, was very wise, Cynthia. I thank you too, Hamlin, for all you have done for Cynthia and your family. You are a very good man.

    Writing things down right away is a valuable tool. Even if I can’t find all the right words at the moment, the memory is recorded. The words help me replay the scene in mind’s eye, and cherish the memory again.

    I leave you and Hamlin with an old Irish blessing:

    “May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

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