I said, "Brakes? Like car brakes?"
He rolled his eyes.
I said, "Breaks? Like something's broken? That kind of break?"
And he said, "yes."
So I was really wondering what that meant, until awhile later, when I looked at the drawing and saw that those things he draws (jeepers, what should I call them?) those totem-pole thingys in this drawing are actually breaking through the ground.
And I said to him, "Oh! I get it. You meant 'Breakthrough' not 'Breaks'."
He said, "Breakthrough! Yes."
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I do wonder about the meaning of these totem-pole things. Bob will start a drawing with just one little section of one of the figures. He will completely finish that section, shading and all, and then add another section. And the figure sort of grows on the paper in front of him.
I wonder if this is a reflection of how he thinks, with the aphasia. Or if it's just a new funky way of drawing that he likes. I also wonder if anyone who has had aphasia could relate to this.
And yes, he's drawing with his left-hand and was formerly right-handed. Hate to sound like a broken record on that, but I find if I don't mention it--someone always asks!