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Ch.104 McKenzie Maria McGillicutty: How to Have a Little Fun When It is Hard Finishing Your Sentences.

Ch.104 McKenzie Maria McGillicutty: How to Have a Little Fun When It is Hard Finishing Your Sentences.

          Pat has been having more trouble finishing her sentences lately. Short sentences went well with no distortion, but confusion set in half-way through longer sentences and sometimes a word salad followed. I could tell Pat was distressed and frustrated. She wanted so badly to share her thoughts.

          That evening I read a couple chapters from a Hardy Boys mystery. (Reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys seems to be replacing country drives as a daily structured activity). That inspired Pat’s creativity and suddenly we were developing our own story line.

          First the name of the lead character: I suggested McKenzie Brown. Pat said Brown was too short. Stevenson? Nope. McGillicutty? Yes. And let’s add a middle name: Maria.

 So, what does Mckenzie Maria McGillcutty do? I asked Pat.

          She is a performer.

What does she perform?

          With puppets.

For whom?

           Creative children.

Why?

          To find out why this group is exceptionally good at creating cabbages.

          True, that last sentence got a little long and maybe creating cabbages wasn’t exactly what Pat meant, but who cares? We were having fun. Just playing around.

          One common saying in the Lewy body community is that if we weren’t laughing, we would cry. In this situation it is more like laughing is a lot more fun than crying, especially when you are not in control of the universe.

         

Pat’s comments on McKenzie Maria McGillicutty: How to Enjoy a Little Nonsense When It is Hard Finishing One’s Sentences.

          I like what you just read [the essay above].

         Pat, do you think of yourself as a creative person?

                 Yes.

          One example of your creativity is your love of all kinds of rocks. What do find interesting in what most people would call “ordinary” rocks?

          Their beauty.