I thought that I would be able to do a daily posting from the AEU Assembly in Tampa. As the level of activity accelerated on Saturday and Sunday, things happened too fast for me to record them.
I planned to catch up during the five days after the assembly when I was taking care of my brother-in-law Ben, who has frontal lobe dementia, so that Tricia, my sister-in-law, could have a break. The care-taking was not too difficult but I was too distracted to accomplish much. We walked on the beach, I cooked and froze meals, Ben binge watched season after season of West Wing. Being there became a meditation on the fragility of life and the importance of being present.
Ben builds a drip sandcastle on the beach.
Now much time has passed and rather than mining my memory and trying to make sense of my notes, I thought that I would leave it to the professionals and share an article on the Assembly written by Emily Newman, a communications staffer for the AEU and AHA.
Please do check it out. I found it to be informative and inspiring.