This has to be the song of the week:
- There are some lovely shots of Tom Petty who died this week.
- My late wife would have been 71 yesterday and she loved Roy Orbison.
- Rob my brother in law ‘has backed’ Geoff Lynne.
- Bob Dylan is ‘the man’ as far as my Buddist friend Ed is concerned.
- George Harrison was always my favourite Beatle.
Maureen certainly wasn’t handled with care the last time she went to an Assessment Centre at Ladysmith Road Care Home. When I visited her on her 77th birthday she had a black eye, a cut nose and a bruised back. They said she had fallen out of bed – I don’t believe them! That is why I had reservations about a planned admission into the Konar Suite. It is the Acute Mental Health Unit for the over 65: hardly the place for someone of Maureen’s disposition. Thankfully, a good night’s sleep brought me to my senses!
I got it seriously wrong last night by trying to negotiate my way into bed beside Maureen. She launched a verbal attack as I tried to persuade her I was her husband and fearing a lunge I recoiled and have pulled something in my right shoulder. This is a painful reminder that if I don’t handle Maureen with care then I’ll pay the price: a fear of being attacked by men remains. How sad that such painful memories will continue to haunt Maureen because her emotional memory will remain firmly intact!