Without need of recipe, Pollyanna bakes perfect bread to share with seagulls. She and her husband throw the loaf for the birds. The familiar ritual conjures their past and momentarily transcends the adriftness of emerging dementia. Soulbird takes as inspiration the old coastal community’s belief that gulls manifest the spirit of lost sailors. This immigrant couple who once found a language together now navigate unmapped waters and their own alien ‘tongue’. They find each other only in glimpses; ghost selves sometimes passing, sometimes touching. This response to conversations with those experiencing memory loss celebrates connection despite the fragmentation of thoughts.