Friday, August 10, 2018
Preparing for a New Knee
Budda admiring his pink Zinnia.
I love Zinnias, easily grown from seed.
Reading a favorite author, Flannery O'Connor.
For weeks, red wove itself into my life: leaves, flowers, cardinals, Mars, the moon, a red apple in the middle of an empty parking lot, a red balloon, red cars, red... Renewed desire...
Red leaf in July? Unheard of! Or a sign...
I'll be out of commission for a while because I'm getting a total left knee replacement next week, thank God. The pain is unbearable, so it's time.
The state of pain management in Louisiana is now a big joke, so I'm more than a little frightened of more needless suffering. If you suffer from chronic pain, you're just fucked, to put it simply. After I recover, a new left hip to match will be next and then I'll be dancing on tables again!
I will accept all prayers/good thoughts sent my way. Thank you all...