Sticking at it.
Called in to see C yesterday. She was feeling exasperated with her iPad! Felt she’d been making great progress (-she is) but nothing was going right lately. She thought she’d lost pages of memories she’d started to write down in the ‘Notes’ app. A long email she’d written to her Cousin had vanished into the ether. She was getting increasingly irritated by the way it kept correcting her spelling, incorrectly! With a bit of time, we discovered it wasn’t so bad. Only one sentence of the story (-wartime memories which I find really interesting) was lost ;recovered the email from ‘Drafts’, correctly addressed it and sent it after all. I felt that by the end of the visit, C’s confidence was returning. As for me, I felt humbled yet again that someone in her late 80s, coping alone with significant health and other difficulties was rising to the challenge of this new form of communication, recreation etc and determined to stick at it, as much for others’ benefit (-encouraging emails, stories that will mean a lot to others when shared) as her own.
Photo courtesy of Dana Lookadoo and licensed under the creative commons.