In a stunning series of poetic tweets, NPR’s Scott Simon is tweeting from his mother’s bedside. It’s not very often we get a real-time glimpse into the late stages of caregiving. For Mr. Simon to let us take this journey with him is incredibly generous (and a great learning experience). It seems Patricia may not have much longer, but a son’s love for his mother undeniable, and you can feel it with every tweet.
I love holding my mother’s hand. Haven’t held it like this since I was 9. Why did I stop? I thought it unmanly? What crap. – Scott Simon