Thank you for this piece, Nancy. My mother is not as old as your mom was, but she does have macular degeneration and often seems to see (and hear) things others do not. I believe that elders (and others near death)believe what they see, that it is real to them, and that is comforting to me.

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.