Learning New Words

Hal Sirowitz

My Parkinson’s medicine makes
my arms shake. The medical
term is dyskinesia. That’s
one of the benefits of the disease –
you learn new words. You
also learn new meanings for
old words. When I say my
windows are wide open,
I’m not referring to the computer
or those in a house. It means
my medication is working.
A half closed window means
the medicine is wearing down.
A closed window means everything
I do will now become a struggle.
I just pray the window won’t get stuck.