This book is about two lives lived in the same time and place and yet had very different experiences. My wife, Noni Reisner, had dementia I cared for her for 6 years.
She was a very funny, witty person, and that sense of humor and wit continued during her dementia. She would say these short sayings and I started to write them down on any piece of paper I could grab. Backs of envelopes, shopping lists, etc.
While caring for her I did little artwork but I did make a few drawings. A few years after she died I started the watercolors and drawings that make up this book.
It was the book designer Laura Lindgren who suggested that I combine them with Noni’s sayings that I collected and make a book which she helped design. This book is a kind of visual memoir of that difficult yet spiritual time.