Like standing in the rain on New Year's Eve. Like picturing the perfect year ahead. Like the rain brought something hard to believe. Like a reality that I would dread. Like the rain falling so hard that it stings. Like the rain has also blurred my vision. Like I question my perception of things. Like … Continue reading Like This
It's almost 5am and here I am, sat at my computer but in a very, very different new year than the one that I had expected. Perhaps it is a dream? If it is, then it is the worst nightmare ever. Perhaps there's some confusion in my head, caused by Parkinson's Disease? Yet, … Continue reading Your Words Make a Difference
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A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died! This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no signs of anything suggesting that this awful event was imminent. My aunt was such … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories
Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I discuss aspects relating to the parents of those of us with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. https://youtu.be/hSZu0NrIFSo (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won't thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is probably of a version of her twenty years older than she actually is! That said, I rather like the end result because, for … Continue reading Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.
The event had been planned for a few months. Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night. The hotel was comfortable. As a team of people who had also the bonds … Continue reading Nerves and Bananas
A simple, and yet delightfully personal, way to make a gift for someone is to make a scrap book for them. For example, I am making a gift which is of a small scrap book that will be filled with a selection of themed photos that will, I know, have a lovely meaning … Continue reading Simple Scrapbooks
It takes time to get used to living your life in three hour stages. After my diagnosis of Parkinson's, in 2017, I was initially given medication called Madopar; co-beneldopa. This provides levodopa and that enables my brain to produce dopamine. Parkinson's gradually kills the part of the brain that produces dopamine and so … Continue reading The Miracle in a Box
Back in May, 2019, there was an impromptu gathering of three of us who just happen to be part of our new art and crafts group; The Art Shack. One of us, Tina, is an established artist while two of us are more hobby artists. Following the wonderful meal that Tina made, and … Continue reading Pulp ‘Piction’