This is a performance piece for two people, they can perform it in front of others or to each other. 

I’m thinking about ADD, about not being focused, about not remembering, about feeling anxious for asking someone to repeat; I’m thinking about my mother, deaf in one ear, and her trouble with hearing; I’m thinking about my partner’s grandmother who has dementia, who asks the same question every few minutes. I’m thinking about not being fluent in English in the United States. I’m thinking about the third time you ask someone the same question, they start to wonder what is wrong with you. I’m thinking about forgetting someone’s name, about forgetting someone’s birthday.

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