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  • 執筆者の写真小林大賀 Taiga Kobayashi

心の次元 〜ある介護体験より〜 Demention of sensing



When I was working in nursing home I made portrait of people for their birthday. I kept doing while a year and made 10 portraits. Recently I got bad news that one of lady whom I drew pasted away. She was 99 years old. In the funeral her family put the portrait in the coffin. It means that the portrait burned out. But I feel that it was a role of this drawing and feel nothing for loosing. It’s one kind of honor, isn’t it?

I remember one little mysterious experience about her. That was a day I decided to leave this job and will tell it to Boss. In the morning I visited her room and measured blood pressure. She suddenly asked me “Will you leave here?” , even though normally she doesn’t talk spontaneously. I was surprised because nobody must know it except of my wife. Did she see through my mind? I think it was probably something mutual sensing. Those people who have dementia tend to lose verbal communication ability. On the contrary they use other sense more. They directly feel what workers think and feel. It’s like a skin ship of total emotion. In daily life we tend to depend on verbal communication. But it is not only one way of mutual understanding. In a way this kind of nursing home is out of daily life sense. It’s no wonder if something “trans” happen there. I glimpsed a possibility of consciousness that can over physical demention.





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