age: mid seventies
location: The Gardens (nursing facility)
height: 5′ 3”
weight: app. 90 lbs.
hair color: white
eye color: blue (but rarely open)
- Rose Water
03.14.10 – initial visit. Sang “Moonglow”.
03.14.10 – also initial visit. Nurse rubs on her hands daily
- Ivory Soap
06.13.10 – particularly strong component today, must have received a full bath instead of sponge. Sang “How Great Thou Art”
- Jergens Original Scent Dry Skin Moisturizer Lotion Original
11.21.10 – A Thanksgiving visit – particularly dry month, presence of this scent is variable. Sang “The Days of Wine and Roses”
- UPS (Unique Personal Scent). Musty, sweet, hint of old paper.
11.21.10 – As #322 ‘s only regular visitor, I felt compelled to hold her hand and kiss her on the forehead.
Profile #322 is a favorite subject for me because she is rarely conscious and rarely speaks. I am fascinated, however, by her subtle responses to certain songs, particularly “The Days of Wine and Roses”. This is also Mother’s favorite song. #322’s legs often twitch when I sing it and her lips form into words or eating or kisses (not sure which). On my last visit, she held her arms and rocked as I sang it. Fascinating.