Previous, on topic: “Aging Infrastructure”, here. Summation post at this space on or about Dec. 28, 2018, “Infrastructure”.
I write in person from my usual home office space in Woodbury.
Yesterday afternoon Cathy and my daughter Lauri brought me home from the Rehab hospital of the Fairview Hospital system. It was the 17th day after the open heart surgery on December 4.
There is time to go into the details, likely to be shared later at Caring Bridge.
My travel the last two weeks included a “small” stroke, which at minimum does seriously impede typing speed and accuracy with my left hand. It is a big change after over 60 years of typing, hopefully remediable in coming weeks and months.
Great friend Peg has set up a Caring Bridge site for me. It is greatly appreciated. I never in my life expected that I would join grandson Ben Menier at Caring Bridge My initial heart diagnosis came on the exact same day as Ben’s car accident: the afternoon of May 25, 2018. Here we are, Bennie and I, a couple of miles and 65 years apart, each of us re-learning aspects of life we had come to take for granted.
I keep thinking of a marvelous Ted Talk by filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg which I first shared at this space seven years ago. As Christmas approaches, however you and others observe the day/season of Christmas. I’d like to recommend this quietly and deeply inspiring reflection on grounding ourselves. You can access the 10-minute video here.
I am grateful, this day, the day which would be my Dad’s 111th birthday (he died Nov. 7, 1997).
There is so much to be thankful for; so many individuals and groups, especially the community of Fairview .
Have a great holiday and New Year, and great thanks to everyone, in diverse ways has conveyed best wishes.