independent living), which is a destination Felix was
desperately hoping to avoid.
He was trying to note the changes he experienced
himselffromtheheat;he gotonan exercisebikethree
times a week; he saw a dentist twice a year.
that he understood as muchas he did before,and his
I’ve read, I recognize that I went through it, but
sometimes Idon’treally rememberit,”he said.“It’s a
matter of short-term registration. It’s hard to get the
signal in and have it stay put.”
do it automatically,” he told me. “I haven’t lost the
automaticityofaction, but Ican’trelyonitthewayI
and get dressed and be sure I’ve gotten all the way
moredeliberate didn’talwayswork,and he sometimes