The Parallel Parliament

Glen Pearson

Posts tagged “journey

Life Among the Stones – First Steps (Chapter 3)

Posted on January 4, 2019

And so began a mother’s long and difficult journey into the night, accompanied by her two grown children. Alberta was a highly trained professional regarding information and communication.  She knew exactly what was about to descend on her, at least its main milestones – confusion, forgetfulness, a sense of loss, and then a sense of finding something.  She recalled helping to edit large columns, years earlier, in Societymagazine that focused on dementia and Alzheimer’s, especially among older women.   She set aside some of the more troubling parts of the article for now and recalled that the very first thing to be done was to get a professional assessment of her condition.  She picked up the phone and was gratified to secure an appointment with her doctor later that afternoon.…

The Secret Nook – Epilogue

Posted on November 4, 2018

The final step was a big one and he slipped as he descended to the pavement.  Luckily, the bus driver, with a practiced preparedness, caught him on the way down, avoiding the inevitable crunch that would likely have occurred.  The older man bowed in appreciation, then went to the side of the bus to claim his rolling bag. For Duyi Koay, it had been some 15 years since he had been to Williamsburg.  His partial paralysis had made travel complicated and frequently painful, causing him to build his world around his studio outside of Clifton Forge.  A series of taxis waiting in a lengthy line provided a sense of relief as he ventured over to the leading vehicle. “Need a ride, sir?” the driver…