Marrakech - Lily, a wife has moved to a nursing home to support her husband, Max, who is obviously drawing closer and closer to the end of his life after a stroke. The total dependence for the most intimate aspects of life is an emotional strain for her, an exacting experience. The loneliness can be overcome neither by the Bingo sessions nor by the dances organized by the home. The feeling is more intense after every visit of her daughter and grand children. Only the fish in the aquarium breathes life.

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Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.