Saturday, August 14, 2010

Things in the order of their importance.

1. Still in love (with Linda)
2. Still alive
3. Worked this week to send out 54 postcards, 16 cards, 8+ small packages and some medium packages. These are the things picked up on the trip, Comi-con, Pasadena, Yosemite, Redwoods, to be shared, this is the way of living.
4. Injured left lung and bruised ribs and rib hinge, will not be better for six weeks (went to doctor)
5. Linda wanted to take me to hospital due to pain, grey face, and being out of it (plus the moaning screams though the night).
6. I saw meteors fall with Linda at 1:30 a.m., we held hands and lay on the cliff above the beach. The waves made that sound between a lapping and a roar while we looked at the stars and streaks overhead.
7. There are other medical complications right now, with no specific resolution in sight.
8. Way too much pain this week and way too much crying. Sometimes pain doesn’t break you, but stabs you like an ice pick, again and again until the tears bleed.


Lene Andersen said...

1. The two of you are one of my role models of what a good relationship should be.
2. So glad to hear that.
3. I am in awe of your commitment
4. shit
5. and you wouldn't let her?
6. One of the most romantic moments I've ever heard of
7. Aw, crap.
8. Yeah. That about sums it up.

My own addition to the list: sending you hugs. Gentle ones.

Neil said...

1 and 2 are very good; 4,7 and 8: very bad, and I wish you less pain and some healing; 5: more than a little scary - I hope things are better for you; 3: you're mad, but the world needs more madness like yours.

And 6: I'm most definitely jealous. Holding your love's hand while watching meteors has to be a perfect evening. I hope it didn't come before points 4, 5, 7, or 8.

My love and I snored through the meteor shower's peak. Work and kids keep us busy, and I was too tired to go outside and look up.

Correction: #1 is the BEST part of any day!

Love and zen hugs,

Vanessa said...

We are here watching and praying for you. Hope you got our care package and that it made you smile.

Much love and {{{hugs}}}

Vanessa and the gang.

SharonMV said...

Dear Beth,
happy for the love & the meteors & the ocean. Sad for the injury, the pain & the complications. yes, the pain even tough it doesn't break you, it does stab and wears you down. I hate the complications - just when you think you got some measure of what to expect, maybe a way to manage things, your body comes up with a complication, another disease to make things harder.
Watching the meteors from an ocean cliff, hearing the ocean. feeling the salt spray - sounds like a perfect moment. I remember that you and Linda watched a meteor shower before. And I remember that you saw the fireflies while visiting linda's family. See, I still remember that night of fireflies & I wasn't even there. You created it for me with your words, evoked it with your soul. Little chunks of your memory are living inside of other people, even though they may be lost to you.


Wendryn said...

You two are amazing. I'm glad you are still alive. I'm impressed that you sent out so many postcards and packages! Sorry to hear you are injured - I hope it doesn't hurt too much as it heals. I don;t know what to say about the hospital. I'm really glad you got to see meteors! I wish I could help, somehow, with the last two. I hope next week is a better week.


Raccoon said...

Move number six up to number two or number three, as it is a physical presentation of number one...

It's the simple things that stand out.

Baba Yaga said...

1,2, and 6 are all excellent. What a delightfully romantic moment. 3 - well, I suppose you wouldn't be Beth if you weren't stubborn and generous and slightly crazy, and Being Beth is good.

4,5,7 and 8 - nothing to be said for any of them, is there? I'm sorry you hurt so much, so often, and I'm sorry you get so little breathing space between one stage of the illness and the next.

Aviatrix said...

I was going to write something funny that I hoped would make you laugh, but laughing is probably brutally painful right now, so I'd best not risk it. I hope this makes you smile momentarily instead.

JaneB said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues... but sounds like you found at least one romatic, magic moment this week.

Gentle, virtual hugs.