“… Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream? …”
Edgar Allan Poe
This line of poetry has both soothed and challenged me through years of caregiving, serving almost like a mantra. So when an opportunity presented itself for a quest to the grave of ol’ Edgar near Baltimore's Inner Harbor, I was off!
In my case caregiving has always been counterbalanced with parenting. My crusade expanded to Megan and a classmate (and students of American Literature).
Spouse / caregiving and resulting single parenting has meant in our case -- also raising Megan to live and succeed in an able bodied world. It's an interesting duality. This kind of day could not have happened WITH Patti; only with her safely attended and resting.