"My legs are strong from playing tennis"
Some simple task that most of us take for granted. Until it becomes heart breaking to watch Bunny climb up a few steps to her apartment building.
When most people her age are enjoying warmer climates this time of year, Bunny grabs the cold cast iron railing of the buildings front steps and thinks only of the few cracks in the brickwork before her. She won't hold my arm and would rather pull herself up the stairs not to meet the challenge, but to ensure her own safety. That will bred into her from a lifetime of controlling the people in her immediate circle. "This is something I can do myself, my legs are strong from playing tennis."
I say to her, "Did you play this week? "She says that she did and that she could kick my ass anytime!