Friday, July 18, 2008

79/365: Margaret

Margaret had suffered from a major stroke and was imprisoned in her own body, unable to move or communicate. Her daughter and some of the staff spoke to her as if she was a small child as they watched her choke on the pureed crap they spoonfed her. But underneath everything she was alert, and sometimes when someone told a joke she would laugh in a choking groan that came from somewhere inside her. I hope euthanasia is legal by the time I'm that age.