6/29/2003 12:35 PM
Last night, I realized that part of me actually liked the summer. After years of proclaiming my hatred of it, I must issue a retraction. Sure, the days are really damned torrid, but women’s clothing becomes a lot skimpier and the nights are cool. It was wonderful last night, I drove around with all of the windows down and my music blasting.
My life has certainly had its share of downs recently. Eight days ago, my shoulder decided to dislocate itself again. Imagine the sheer horror of waking up on a Saturday morning because your arm has popped itself out of socket. Also, throw in discovering that you’re home alone. Every bit of movement hurts more than you could possibly imagine. Luckily, the cell phone wasn’t too far away and the situation was resolved.
I did get to experience the wonderful drug called morphine while I was being repaired at the ER. It was my first time being on an IV drip. Within five seconds of being injected, my body was all warm and tingley… I melted into the bed, and the next half-hour was a blur. It was the most peaceful, amazing thing I have ever experienced. I am glad I don’t have regular access to this stuff. I wouldn’t have enough self-control to resist it.
My life is ready to be restarted. I have been dying to get back to photography. I haven’t done anything serious with my hobby since I faced the trauma of moving in February, having my car rear-ended, dislocating my shoulder, getting pretty sick, and dislocating my shoulder yet another time.
I am also anxious to getting back to biking again. Just under two weeks ago, I made it to the University of Utah and back. It was maybe a 14-15 mile round trip. Maybe I’ll be able to ride again in 2-3 weeks.
While I was driving around last night, I was both content with the universe and lonely. It was an amazing night for just being outside and enjoying the night air. It was the first time in a long time that I was happy with just being. I just wished that I had someone to share the experience with…