By the sea
You are all the very *heart* of what makes Passions the greatest poetry site on the web. I dearly thank each of you for your caring and prayers.
To give you an update, my weight loss continues, though it's slowed down, praise God. My short term memory is still in and out, mostly out, but my long term memory is better.
In all honesty, this is the hardest battle I've yet to face in my entire life. I was struck down by a car at nine years old and nearly lost my life, a blood clot racing to my brain, finally disolving in the nick of time. At nineteen I was swimming and nearly drowned, VERY nearly. In fact, I'm not sure that I didn't, but do remember being rescued by three young men on a raft. They dropped me off on an island and when I turned around to thank them for rescuing me they were NOWHERE in sight. Angels? You be the judge, but I've always felt in my heart that they were.
I WILL overcome this, believe me! I sure do, but I know it will take time. I also know that in the process I'll lose some friends, (as I already have) worry some, make some. It is not my wish to cause anyone worry, but to keep you informed about what's going on. I'm a strong man, NOT a quitter, never a quitter, so please know that in time the friend you all once knew will return with his memory once again intact and will also return with a big smile, hugs for all of you, remembering how to write and paint again, once again remembering and trying to share in the best way I can all the beauty that has always blessed my life. Let me tell you, you're ALL part of that beauty! God bless each of you!
The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn