Four years ago I was reclining in an intensive care hospital bed, connected to fluids running in and draining out. High on steroids and pain killers I was ecstatic to be allowed to take a few sips of water. I prayed silently to my vital organs. “Heart, kidneys, lungs, please welcome your new partner, a … Continue reading Survivor
Three years after a liver transplant...
When a song gets in my head and I just can’t seem to stop hearing it, I wonder why. Today that song is Natalie Merchant’s “Topsyturvey-World” From the album Leave Your Sleep. This song speaks to my inner child, the child who was born with blood that would not clot. My world could be tipped … Continue reading Topsyturvey-World
Even though I no longer have a television and only listen to the radio when I am driving, the news comes to me without me looking for it. So I already knew about the virus predicted to kill globally, I was surprised when I went out to lunch last week with friends I hadn’t seem … Continue reading Pondering Pandemic
Tonight is the night that the ghosts and goblins get to party. The specter of death is all around us but we are not spooked. In fact we are celebrating. Young and old are dressed up in funny or scary costumes. They are out wandering in search of a good time. Children are allowed to … Continue reading Day 31 (of 31 days of free writing)