I was sitting next to her and she tells me to get into her hospital bed with her. Then she asked if I was singing (I wasn't) and told me that it's okay, don't go crazy. After that she asked me if I was sad, told me to not be sad and not to worry about the other people out there.
My grandmother has dementia, but I've never experience such clarity in that moment.
I am feeling a little sad today. I am worried about other people and I do feel like I might go a little crazy. I was sitting next to my grandmother in a rocking chair she has had all my life and maybe beyond. I was reading an article about building mailing lists and waiting for my mom to come back from the store. I felt and acted "normal" and I'm sure I didn't look sad, but somehow, she picked up on the vibes.
I should have known when she called me over by name earlier. I'm usually La Nena in every conversation.
Though my grandmother's condition will never get better and will only get worse in time, I think there are times where she can see life perfectly fine.
I thank whoever is out there for that moment of comfort.