- Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 22:32:28 +0000
Deep within that hollow stare,
of our presence they're unaware.
A life that is fading away,
in spite of things we try to convey.
Memories locked up in their mind,
and there they're kept all confined.
Good times spent long ago,
and all their love they did bestow.
For these moments will live forever,
and our pride in them will endeavor.
Seeing them lying there we know why,
Alzheimer's is called the long good-bye.
Welcome to the official Wear The Lilac Day thread.
What is Wear the Lilac Day?
Wear The Lilac Day was started as a grassroots campaigns by Discworld fans after the series creator, Terry Pratchett, was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.
In his book Nightwatch, the men who fought and died (and in one case, fought, died and kept on fighting) in the Revolution are remembered by the wearing of sprigs of lilac every May 25th.
What is it doing on Gaia?
Well, let's face it, Gaia is one of the biggest forums on the internet. So where better to spread awareness of such a horrible disease?
On the 25th May 2009, dress your avatar in purple, and go out and post in the forums. Add a banner to your signature as well so people know what it's all about. And that is it, that is all you need to do.