“The Past Be the Past” is insightful advice for anyone who has suffered a loss or tragedy. “...you need to let the past be the past and start over — often… give tomorrow a chance[,] let the past be the past and start over.” We are struck by the pain of Clem’s illness, not only to him but to all around him. When someone contracts a disease — whether it’s cancer or schizophrenia, diabetes or paranoia — the whole family endures the disease, and “normal” must be redefined. Boucher addresses this in “Our Life”: “our life’s not perfect but we’re just fine.”
Assuming responsibility for the care of a mentally ill individual meant, to the Boucher family, accepting changes in nearly every aspect of their lives. In Getting My Night Vision, Nancy Pizzo Boucher gracefully shares the trials and rewards of doing so.
Bottom Line: Would I buy Getting My Night Vision? Yes.