So far, we’re in the clear.
The battle may not be over – the price of peace is eternal vigilance – but so far the battlefield is calm and empty. We’re going to take it six months at a time, but so far so good.
My wife is an extremely private person and so I’ve had to walk a fine line – and I’m happy to do so – in terms of sharing our struggles with the perils of being mortal.
(Don’t tell her I said so, but there may be some merit to being a vampire beyond the great hair and the brooding that seems to attract females by the legions.)
Thank you to everyone for your positive wishes and virtual hugs.
The challenge now is making sure life gets back to normal – or at least what passes for normal in our lives. Let’s face it, the concept of normalcy is a myth we tell ourselves in order to sleep at night; there’s no such thing. But lately, we’ve been through the wringer emotionally and that takes its toll on a person’s physical form.
We both miss sleep. Among other things.
As for my life, I haven’t really been able to focus on writing and I have a pretty formidable literary mountain to scale in terms of my second book. I can answer comments and visit my favorite blogs with the best of them, but in terms of firing up my creative engine, I’m still stuck on the sidelines.
But to be honest, those things are irrelevant when weighed against my wife’s well-being.
Still, my world keeps on spinning, regardless of whether or not I choose to chronicle its movements.
Case in point: I approached a vehicle yesterday afternoon and was confronted with a truly fearsome sight, one that sent chills racing through my man parts. My eyes began to melt as I watched two elephantine forms melded together at the lips, each half struggling against the laws of nature, desperate to devour the other.
Forgive me, friends, but watching two obese people kiss is not healthy for a man’s libido.
These folks were in their mid-fifties, married and still very much in animal love with each other, but man, did they damage my psyche. Time stood still – or maybe that was just me – but finally, they relented, and detached with an audible “pop”.
“Sorry, bud, we get carried away sometimes!” he bellowed, acknowledging my presence as his mate adjusted her tight-fitting clothes.
(I don’t know who he was trying to kid; there was no way these two could ever be carried away by anything less than tornado-force winds.)
As he spoke, a piece of gum repeatedly prairie dogged its way from his mouth, inspiring my retort.
“No problem, sir, I’m just glad you still have your gum!”
I don’t know why I said it exactly, but it worked; his colossal, sweaty form rumbled with laughter and his wife joined in.
I have to admit, I was relieved at the return of my bellman mojo.
AND NOW, A MOMENT OF SOLIDARITY FOR ONE OF OUR OWN…
Susie Lindau is one of my favorite bloggers, no scratch that, Susie Lindau is one of my favorite people in the world and she needs our good wishes, love and support right now. But I’m going to let someone else do the explaining in a manner that far outshines my own.
Take it away, Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge…
Susie’s strongest Wild Ride
99 blogs on WordPress today
99 blogs for Susie
Take one down. Re-blog it around
100 blogs for Susie Lindau today.
100 blogs just for Susie today
A few words from cyberspace.
Read a post now, re-blog it around.
For Colorado’s Wild Rider, Susie Lindau today.
Susie lives in one of the most beautiful places on earth: Boulder, Colorado.
But even in paradise, things don’t always go as planned.
Today Susie’s riding into an OR.
Could you wish upon her star?
(Makes no difference where you are)
The mountains will echo it to her.
(Dreams can come true.)
Keep company with Susie’s wildest dreams.
Hum a bit of your favorite song.
Tell a joke and laugh along.
She’ll smile – that’s just her style.
Susie going strong! (this is her blog header. Susielindau.com)
Traveling with Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride
Star-dusted wishes, Susie!
(Dreams do come true.)
Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge
Sing along? (Universe is pleased when happiness is spread around.)
“If You Knew Susie” by Eddie Cantor (video is great fun)
“That Susie Song” in a film/video with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra
“Sweet Sue, Just You” Bing Crosby
“Sierra Sue” by Bing Crosby
“Suzy Q“ by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
- Angelina may have money, but Susie is rich with friends
(Fairy tale illustration before 1934.Herrfurth 1862-1934/ US Public domain: photo reprod of PD art/artist life+70/Commons.wikimedia.org)
- Say what you will about bloggers, but we know how to support one another through bouts of light and darkness. Be well, Susie.
- See you soon. folks.