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“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
This quote is a terrific reflection of many conversations I have with my mother. It was inspired after the morning’s adventure, which went a little like this. . . (Morning phone call)
Me: Hello Mudder, how are you this morning?
Mother: Well, I’m alright. How are you?
Me: You don’t sound alright.
Mother: Well, I’m not. I’m a little shaken. I had a wild night. I fell out of bed.
Me: YOU FELL OUT OF BED?? ARE YOU OKAY?
Mother: I’m not really sure.
Me: I will be right over. (20 minute intermission)
Act Two (at her facility)
Me: Let me see your arm. Can you bend it? Please walk across the room. I don’t see anything. What is your level of pain?
Mother: I don’t think I hurt myself. I have to go to the bathroom. (10 minute intermission)
Me: What do you think? Do we need to go?
Mother: Where were we going? To the store?
Me: No, we were going to Urgent Care if needed.
Mother: Well, I’m fine. Let’s watch ‘Live with Kelly’. She’s always funny.
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