I do not know what to say after reading that wonderful article. I lost my Dad to Alzheimers and your article brought back memories. Your article was just beautiful and sad at the same time. I am lost for words, but, I did enjoy it and know that it took a lot for you to write it. If it were me, I am not sure that I would have been able to write it. It was beautiful and I thank you for sharing.
Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.