try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
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The Dutchman's not the kind of man to keep his thumb jammed in the dam that holds his dreams in

Fic Rec!

Even if you've never seen a single episode of due South, even if you've never read any fanfic before, read this story. It's a spot-on portrayal of Alzheimer's and its effects on not only the person who has it, but the family who loves and cares for him. In this case it's Early-onset Alzheimer's, which is usually quicker to progress, and harder for everyone.

Lost, by Tara Keezer

Then listen to this:

Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy - The Dutchman The song and the story have exactly the same feel: Sadness, bittersweet memories, and through it all the joy of unconditional love. *wibbles*

No, really, read it. You don't need to know the characters; they could be anyone, really. If you DO know them, it's all the sweeter.

It's not long, and it's so very good.
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