Saturday, November 7, 2009
"Life, and Death"
This is a scene from the HBO production of "Wit". A very moving, though painful film to watch. Still it speaks to what so many of us have experienced. A loved one nearing death. Struggling with pain, madness, the works.
Many of us have been care givers to both family, and friends. To you comrade givers there's nothing I can say that you don't already know. No doubt many of you were braver, and wiser than I, but we all did what we had to at the best of our ability.
Bless you all.
...death, thou shall die.
I posted the above on another of my blogs over a year ago.
My eldest cousin, due to a stroke, and a cascading dementia, passed away in the spring of 2008. My cousin Tempy's leaving was a 'hard' death as you will surmise from the above content.
Apparently so to with my friend Toni, Toni Short a few days ago. She was in more distress than any of us knew.
She was a proud, and self assured person.
I'm not surprised she kept mostly silent about her condition. We knew she was ill, but were under the impression that she was managing okay.
When I see her again I'll make a point of asking her to unwind a bit on the big stuff.
Well okay she would reach out sometimes. 'But ya know.
Anyway now to carry on with our lives. Um, you should know I'm 'going' to be selfish, resentful, angry, less than rational, and generally difficult for the rest of the season.
I really wish I could come up with some of my funny, ironic bullshit, but I can't. 'just can't. 'too nuts right now.
On the 'up' side Obama seems to be trying to do the right thing again.
Maybe his family told him to help all the poor, and sick people that voted for him. Anyway the far rightwing is openly calling for his *assassination, and the far left is calling him a turncoat.
Okay full disclosure, yeah his slowness to act on 'anything' pissed me off too.
So I guess annoying old commies,(like me), enraging assorted corporate exploiters, and driving nazi race nuts to foam at the mouth means he's doing something right.
*Don't know if you overseas readers are hip to this, but yeah it's bad.
There's a whole demographic running around loose that wants to see the President of the United States murdered.
It reminds me of when I was a boy. The ugly hatred for John F. Kennedy just before Dallas. It was the same sort of people as hate Obama wanting him dead too.
...the more things change.