ï»¿Zelda was a historian who came to see me in 2008. She told me how her world of strange visual phenomena had started at a theater six years earlier, when the beige curtain in Kinsey, A. C., Pomeroy, W. B., Martin, C. E.,& Gebhard, P. H. (1953).Sexual behavior in the human female. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders. (one of McKellar’s subjects saw a pink cockatoo, then hundreds of pink cockatoos talking to each other). Although many of these findings were kept from my family and me, it was clear that my place on the epilepsy floor was becoming more and more precarious, just as the nurse had warned my father, both because my seizures seemed to have stopped and because I was such a difficult patient. Sensing that attitudes toward me improved and the level of care rose when company arrived, my dad stuck to his promise and started to arrive first thing every morning. Alone, I could not fight this battle.