Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

"One Hundred Names for Love"

I recommend Diane Ackerman's latest book, One Hundred Names for Love.

I love all of her books but this one is especially poignant and inspiring.  Her husband had a stroke and she writes of his movement from immobility and an inability to speak more than "mem" to a man who can swim and go back to writing books.

They shared a rich linguistic legacy and she uses that to bring him back, but it shows, absolutely proves, what can be done when we exercise and stimulate the mind.

They played a game of mental solitaire for two before the stroke.  Here is a way to begin.

What can you do with a pencil other than write?

Read the book to get their list and be inspired by your own.

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