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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Tomorrow will mark the the 34th year since I took my last step. Usually I am so busy I fail to acknowledge must less think about this date. This year is different though. I have been in a retrospective mood in recent weeks. I do not miss walking one iota. The thought of walking is so far from my mind it is akin to wishing I could go to Mars. Walking is simply not relevant to my life. My retrospection is more inwardly driven. Concern for my son and his future. Wonderment about just how unpredictable life is. Amazement that I am a middle aged man, a responsible adult. Thinking of the people I know and those who are no longer a part of my life. Were these sort of thoughts not meant for New Year's Eve? Oh well, I guess I continue my life-long pattern of doing things differently.

So I put it out to those that read my blog. What if anything should I do tomorrow to celebrate my 34th year of paralysis. And remember this is indeed a celebration. I celebrate and consider each day a gift.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Party hat, bottle of beer, commemorative wheelchair cam while you do a celebratory donut, singing of "Choices and Rights"...

william Peace said...

Liz, Great idea. Will get party hat and buy a good bottle of Belgian ale.

The Untoward Lady said...

Get one of those plastic wind-up toys that walks along the table and hack it so it has a pair of wheels instead of the little feet. Then set it on the table and watch it zip along an order of magnitude faster than it ever did before!

Phil Dzialo said...

Perhaps a new tee-shirt that says "Life is good..."; a few lobsters, a top shelf single malt scotch, a warm fire and a good book. All other "normal" stuff is over-rated.

Cait the Wild Guitar said...

Bill- I think you should have a fabulously chic cocktail party-black tie, of course. It'd be lots of fun, & afterwards, you could take Phil's suggestion about having lobsters & premium single malt Scotch. I'd recommend Laphroaic, an Islay single malt, & Glenmorangie, a Highland single malt. Have fun & enjoy yourself!

sbcallahan said...

Bill I hope you celebrated in style dear man! sorry I am too late to leave a suggestion. it is your joy for everyday life that is vital, it is admirable the way you celebrate what you have and not what you don't have. sending best wishes to you and look forward to hearing how you celebrated.

Carwile said...

come to Camp Metabolic to celebrate!!
May 26-June 3!!