And I brought another newspaper to Frank today. First he had not too much of an interest in me or anything else than the screen just in front of him. While in Kalorama the TV set was a decent old-fashioned one (with a real tube!) on a high shelf three meters away in the Maartens clinique it is a multi function flat screen on a large swivel that he can move just in front of his face. That and a headset and the instant result is "comunication is futile, you will be excluded".
But the newspaper still wins from this new flat screen stuff. We had a sort of discussion revolving around the main theme of "recovering is not fast enough, I don't see any improvement". So I started to call on "old memories". Well, that is Kalorama for instance. "Old short time memories". And while remembering that in general it was not a place with pleasant memories, the details were gone. Yeah, it is hard to see improvement if you forget the details from not so long ago.
Thousend times thanks!
To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,
On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther