After watching the movie Still Alice, I have a new depth perception in place. Funny that the movie ends on the same note I have been trying to instill especially in my children: It’s all about LOVE. It's the only thing she still knows and understands.
At the end of the movie, after seeing this vivacious, intelligent, productive and highly respected woman go from fully functional in the modern world, reduced to a barely audible, muttering, disheveled mess, where the spark in her eyes only comes alive when she recognizes that one aspect of humanity, I am utterly delighted that my life has not been touched by this. At a year beyond the age she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, I hope I am safe from that disease for a while. And after seeing her move through the stages, I am committed to redoubling my efforts to love in this lifetime. That is what will stick in the brain. It is everything when we get down to the nitty gritty and