I’m sure I must have written before about ‘seeing things’ that aren’t real or not knowing whether what you’re seeing is real or no’……very common occurrence for people with dementia as I know well…..
Well last week it happened again…I think……
This time it was a pheasant 😳……yes, you read right…as well as my telly😱……When I come into the lounge, through the archway, and look in the direction of where my telly should be, there’s a black space instead. It must be the angle I’m at because as soon as I move, it appears again. It’s quite disconcerting for a few seconds until I move, but I’ve got use to that – so back to the pheasant ……
I was in the kitchen and outside on my lawn, I clearly saw a pheasant, large as life and only a few feet away from me looking very relaxed and at home. In the blink of an eye it was gone. Now I realise I’m surrounded by countryside and pheasants are quite normal but you usually see them scuttling across the road evading the traffic or in the distant fields……not on my lawn….ever…..well, until now, that is.
Was it real or a figment of my ever increasing strange brain? As some of you know I always use the 30 minute rule when I see unexpected sites. Usually if it’s still there in 30 minutes, I know it’s real, but this one didn’t even hang around in my vision for more than a few seconds.
Before you ask, no it wasn’t my bird of choice for christmas dinner – perfuse apologies to all vegetarians amongst you. AND when I say ‘my choice’ I was of course referring to ‘Stuart’s choice’ of what to cook for Christmas dinner….…so it wasn’t one coming to get it’s own back on me.
At the time it was as clear as a bell. I even thought to reach for my phone in order to take a photo – that way I could be 100% whether it was real or not. But in the time it took me to blink and reach for my phone, it was gone. Now my garden is quite small and surrounded by a high fence so I should have been able to see it go but I looked and looked and there was no sign.
Bizarre…..real? I doubt it.