Strangely, I wrote this “deep” self-reflective poem and posted it on my blog last week (it’s just below this one if you care to read it). At the time I never realized it may have been “epitaphy” in nature. See, shortly after, I would up in the hospital the past several days with a spectacularly offensive internal bleed, of which I will spare you the details. I grabbed a book at the last minute before I left the house, knowing how long it takes to be processed through the emergency room.
As it turns out, the book has helped me pass the time for the several days I spent being stabbed and jabbed with needles and listening to the moans and groans of the suffering others in the rooms next to mine. Of course, there were a bunch of tests and procedures to go through as the professionals attempted to figure out what my problem was.
Meanwhile, I spent my horizontal time daydreaming about a bucket list and becoming pre-occupied with guessing all the things that could suddenly be wrong with my up-to-now perfectly functioning body…well, somewhat perfectly.
I am home now, a little more fragile than when I left and not at all eager to grab an axe and do any log splitting. I am told that this particular ailment will be with me for the rest of my life, but so far it does not appear that it will have any influence on how long that will be. But imagine experiencing all this, if you will, and think what an odd turn it was that the book I picked off the table as I was racing out the door to the hospital was the current young adult best seller, THE FAULT OF OUR STARS…a cancer story!
More later…I’m not supposed to exert myself!
It is still International Green Month.
I was a pale green color the other night, as my wife tells me. So, I have done my part. You?
Books by Marc Kuhn: THE POPE’S STONE, an historical novel that follows two descendants of a Virginia family who, despite living a century apart, share uncanny similarities in their lives; NEVER GOOSE A MOOSE, a collection of whimsical verse featuring thought-provoking “never-do’s” that children should beware of; and ABOUT A FARM, a children’s book about challenges we all face every day, regardless of where we live. All three books are available at amazon.com and each has its own .com website under its title.
Intimate details about Marc Kuhn and other exhilarating stuff at marckuhn.com
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