Based on the feedback I received from Dorie and my fellow DHHWI classmates, I have decided to rewrite my “JMC” script. I have a lot of great ideas. I want to bring Rita into her own fantasies and expand her story with Marc, as well as add some spice to both of them. (All this preschool writing is tickling my bad bones…) Anyway, I received a lot of helpful feedback in my class last Saturday, and know how to really strengthen and define the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter, grandmother with grandfather, and granddaughter with boyfriend. It should make for a much more complete and compelling version and my stance on dementia that doesn’t only affect old people but young alike. Dementia is another state of being… like dreaming… like living… like dying.
I’ll update you more in the weeks ahead.