Stories from the past


In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a memory disturbance, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.

Sitting with Mum continues. I keep taking my knitting and not knitting. I take my book and don’t read and I don’t take her flowers and she tells me off! It’s all part of the big picture. She managed to tell me that she should write a book! I wish she had as all the real memories have gone, confused with the passing of time, its very difficult to dissect the truth from the confusion.

Next week Mum will be 90 so it will be cake and celebration.

I found time to re stock my Etsy shop – I’ve not been there for a long time. I only managed to list one item. Then sold it straight away! Yipeeee!

7 responses

  1. Thinking about you all , know exactly how you feel at least you can celebrate your Mums birthday which will be wonderful God willing such a milestone take care xx


  2. Ah, the memory issues. I liked reading the definition of confabulation; my mom is 90 also, and is having more and more memory lapses. She lives with us now and is providing much joy….and consternation. We just take it one day (or one moment) at a time. Beautiful little butterfly compact.


  3. I also understand how you are feeling. My mother was from Fishguard, Pembs. She was almost 92 when she passed. I miss her terribly. Even though these are difficult times you will always cherish them…Blessings to you and yours