This wonderful multi day extravaganza started with a back muscle that would not let up even under the considerable influence of some Ibuprofen. As I lay there trying to fall into the blissful state of nightmares, if I’m lucky…because what writer doesn’t like nightmares, I shift in bed and the muscle goes I am here in a major way. Every movement reminds my brain that you should just really stay still. It’s like I am being held hostage by my angry muscle.
Now not to be undone, a really awesome old bad tooth that I had neglected as a child and sometimes as an adult, lost its filling while I was attempting to keep the afore mentioned tooth clean with a good brushing. This was not in the plan for the weekend or my Monday. And can I say it was not Monday yet. These things are supposed to happen on Monday. I believe it is in the rules somewhere. So my work schedule has to change, thus filling up my entire day, hopefully betting on me getting into see a new dentist, at the last moment, after a week of snow where most people couldn’t get out and probably had to reschedule to the one day I need in. Ugh! Ah but somehow I was due some good Karma and all of this happened as it needed. Plus, on a positive note the new dentist was awesome.
Now that the day was in full swing, I went to work to begin a long week, a six day stretch. This was the least of the worst. Now I don’t mean to sound all doom and gloom. This was by far not as bad a day as was had by many I am quite sure. It was just a reminder to me that my will and want sometimes comes secondary to the force that is life. And as I look at these moments it reminds me that I am more human than some of my characters in my writing. May I continue to live the lives of my characters. They do not suffer so trivial maladies. And that is why I love them so much. Bravo.