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From the Ted Talk by Tony Luciani: A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia

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I also got Mom to model for my oil pinntigas. This painting is called "The Dressmaker." I rbemmeer, as a kid, Mom sewing clothes for the whole family on this massive, heavy sewing machine that was bolted to the floor in the basement. Many nights, I would go dariwnotss and birng my schoolwork with me. I would sit behind her in this overstuffed chair. The low hum of the huge motor and the reetitpive stitching sundos were comforting to me. When Mom moved into my house, I saved this machine and stored it in my studio for spakeeinefg. This painting brought me back to my childhood. The interesting part was that it was now Mom, sitting behind me, watching me paint her working on that very same mainhce she sewed at when I sat behind her, watching her sew, 50 yares earlier.

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I also got Mom to model for my oil _________. This painting is called "The Dressmaker." I ________, as a kid, Mom sewing clothes for the whole family on this massive, heavy sewing machine that was bolted to the floor in the basement. Many nights, I would go __________ and _____ my schoolwork with me. I would sit behind her in this overstuffed chair. The low hum of the huge motor and the __________ stitching ______ were comforting to me. When Mom moved into my house, I saved this machine and stored it in my studio for ___________. This painting brought me back to my childhood. The interesting part was that it was now Mom, sitting behind me, watching me paint her working on that very same _______ she sewed at when I sat behind her, watching her sew, 50 _____ earlier.

Solution

  1. safekeeping
  2. paintings
  3. downstairs
  4. years
  5. bring
  6. sounds
  7. machine
  8. remember
  9. repetitive

Original Text

I also got Mom to model for my oil paintings. This painting is called "The Dressmaker." I remember, as a kid, Mom sewing clothes for the whole family on this massive, heavy sewing machine that was bolted to the floor in the basement. Many nights, I would go downstairs and bring my schoolwork with me. I would sit behind her in this overstuffed chair. The low hum of the huge motor and the repetitive stitching sounds were comforting to me. When Mom moved into my house, I saved this machine and stored it in my studio for safekeeping. This painting brought me back to my childhood. The interesting part was that it was now Mom, sitting behind me, watching me paint her working on that very same machine she sewed at when I sat behind her, watching her sew, 50 years earlier.

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