Monday, September 14, 2009



We all know the terror of being lost, but being lost and not being aware you are lost is a condition which can only strike terror in the minds of others. Alzheimer's is such a condition. To search for a person with Alzheimer's, who a few moments before seemed lucid, is an experience edging on panic. Such an event is what happened today on the St Paul Bike Tour, only the found "Lost" person enjoying the subsequent night's sleep.

I wonder whether Alzheimer's is a distinct condition or a more obvious manifestation of a condition from which we all suffer. Each of us lives within our own rational world, yet the behavior of others makes little sense to our own way of thinking. Maybe we all are "Lost" in a sea of our own cognition.

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