soon left in the hands of my local miracle-working tech wizards
the diagnosis wasn’t the best
it quickly landed in their icu unit
after some long days passed
and lots of finger-crossing
they somehow managed to save it
took it all apart
unwired, rewired, cleaned parts,
twisted things, fidgeted with things, checked things,
moved things, tested things,
put the puzzle all back together
(the technical play by play)
and wow – it now works
i’m squeamish so i didn’t ask for too many details of the surgery
the prognosis moving ahead was
“it will last for a while longer”
(like all of us)
there could be many reasons
why it had a near-death experience
just happy that it’s working and back in action
and that’s a very good thing.
“a lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not having a clear specific diagnosis,
but i didn’t mind. i just chose the most optimistic diagnosis.”
we’ve all had those days.
‘when everything gets turned upside down,
it only leads to better quality stuff.’
“finish each day and be done with it.
you have done what you could.
some blunders and absurdities
no doubt crept in;
forget these as soon as you can.
tomorrow is a new day.
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered
with your old nonsense”
-ralph waldo emerson
july full moon – ann arbor summer
another unexpected mishap
while singing and dancing in my house
while playing extreme family badminton
after lots and lots of walking and hiking
running on the ice with the kinders
limping to the doctor for a boot
it’s only a matter of time
and i’m sure that
a new happy and healthy activity
to challenge me
but i’m going to
keep the boot this time.
“my optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.”