Losing them, fixing them, forgetting to put them in
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Elana Zaiman is a rabbi and writer whose work has been published in Post Road, American Letters and Commentary, and Calyx. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Isabel is ninety-one and stands about four and a half feet tall. She has blue-gray eyes, a gray mustache, and four gray hairs below her lower lip. I often see her wandering the corridors of the dementia unit in the nursing home where I work as a chaplain.