Quote For The Day

A heartbreaking paragraph from the NYT’s story about the deepening dementia of former Texas Dallas Cowboys star, Rayfield Wright:

“I’m scared,” he said. He buried his face in his giant hands before looking up again and almost pleading, “I don’t want this to happen.” He wiped a tear from his cheek.

“I just want to know why this is happening to me,” he said two times in a row. His former girlfriend who is now his caregiver, Jeannette DeVader, was seated by his side and nudged him.

“You know, honey, you know,” she said. “You know, we learned in 2012 why.”

Wright raised his voice. “No, I want to know why!”

Money, Mr Wright. Money.