The Visitors

Rambunctious, the kids were driving her crazy at the thought of going away, far away.  It had been longer than she could honestly remember, when she even thought of that place.  Maybe she shouldn’t have.  Maybe she should have just kept those memories to herself, but she couldn’t resist dancing and humming songs that weren’t in English, so of course Mary’s children pestered her to learn more about this land she spoke so mysteriously about.  Leave it to them, to pick up on the joy that it brought to her.  But, as kids will be kids, they should have known not to pay mind to her promises that they would all travel there soon.  Only when it was time to leave to go back to the psychiatric ward, did the children remember that she is delusional.  The three children hugged her and said, “See you next week!”. and Mary left for the third floor with her aid.

-dld january 9 , ’11-


ThinkingTen – Words, Inc., Wednesdaypick,  machine,  travel


5 responses to “The Visitors

  1. Mary and I are kindred spiritzzzzzzz lol

  2. There’s a line in one of Tom Lehrer’s CDs that says “I see the out patients are out in force….”…I suspect there are more out than in given the events of daily life….this one brought smiles and sadness.

  3. 😉 Like Mary, thoughts of ‘home’ bring humming and memories of dancing… and sometimes ‘this place’ feels like an asylum – but who are the truly delusional? Every day, more and more ‘the patients are out in force’… the most frightening among them those who don’t recognise their own delusional state…

  4. Flights of Fancy come to mind,
    but whether they are real or not
    will be discovered through the test of time.

    Harmless distubances are the least full of fright,
    and it’s best to play along, for you never know
    the next time you’ll find such delight!

    Thanks for stopping by, creativegypsy! 😉

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