When John sent me his Dream Catcher story I was immediatly reminded of all the good that is in the world. I was drawn to the great Luke Bryan song I’m trying to learn and play just now called “Most People are Good.”

I believe kids oughta stay kids as long as they can
Turn off the screen, go climb a tree, get dirt on their hands
I believe we gotta forgive and make amends
‘Cause nobody gets a second chance to make new old friends
I believe in working hard for what you’ve got
Even if it don’t add up to a hell of a lot
I believe most people are good
And most mama’s oughta qualify for sainthood
I believe most Friday nights look better under neon or stadium lights
I believe you love who you love
Ain’t nothing you should ever be ashamed of
I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks
I believe most people are good

I was also reminded in reference to his words on the “Color Purple” that it is National Walk for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and on October 27th Memory Matters has a team walking for the charity in Bluffton. Please join us by calling Kari at 843-842-6688 to sign up for the Memory Matters’ Walk team, or go to the Alzheimer’s Association website at alz.org and look for the Memory Matters’ team. Purple is the color of Alzheimer’s disease awareness. Thank you…..Volunteer Mike

The Dream Catcher

We turned off the main street and walked away from the crowds, our senses overloaded with the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of the old town artist colony. At the end of the road we stepped beneath the sign, “Gullah Village”.  Blacksmith tools, a mobile forge and works of iron art adorned the yard. Up the steps we climbed as a beautiful lady looked up from the basket she was weaving and said, “Welcome, they’re waiting for you.” Inside the small old house each room displayed the work of a single artist, each style distinct, each vision unique. Down the narrow hall at the very last room on the right we found her. The room was already full and she had her audience eating out of the palm of her hand. We watched her from the hallway as she finished. “Now the girl in this here painting came to me in a dream. She shook me gently on my shoulder and looked me in the eyes and said. ‘I am your next subject, the dream catcher. I see the things to come before they arrive and I have been to the other side. I want you to tell people that everything’s going to be alright. Remind them of the truth that we are all descended from a single source, that we are all brothers and sisters, black and white, rich and poor, men and women, we are all part of one big family. And yes, families sometimes fight, but deep down there is something that binds us all together. Something that unites us. You will paint me and tell my story. You will remind them that we were all here for a reason; to take care of one another, to love each other.’”
When she finished speaking you could hear a pin drop. I looked at the painting of the beautiful young girl holding a dream catcher in her hands. Her eyes beamed into mine and suddenly I understood. That’s when I crossed the threshold into the room and wrapped the artist in my arms and thanked her. Everyone hugged after that. A room full of complete strangers hugging! I looked over at Amélie and whispered, “I feel like I’m in a scene from ‘The Color Purple’”.
She smiled back at me, her beautiful brown eyes sparkling,
“Yes, me too!”

Please call us at 843 842 6688 if you need assistance in signing up for the walk. Call us too if you need help from our memory care services  including counseling.