Mar 27, 2014 - 1:11 pm
I made a promise to myself that turns out to be a promise to many, maybe even to all.
Greetings to all here.
Upon my diagnosis (A result of severe paralysis and a particularly frightening seizure) I asked myself before I could speak, if I was worth what was to come, and when I understood that I was very much "worth it," I promised that I would make this into a good thing. I have a big job to do to turn the diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer, metastasized into my brain into something that is, over-all, a good thing. I have been a right side paraplegic with mild speech impediments who could not think through the process to type a character of any sort onto a computer and could not move either hand in any recognizable pattern to write a letter, either.... (did I tell you that I am a writer / author?) I have been very low.... And today I see nothing but more light and more future. I am well, I feel well and due; 50% to today's medical miracles, and 50% to my lighted spirit: I am happy, whole, no longer disabled, but I am not yet content. Now is when I must begin to deliver on my promise. It's a fine promise and I have a history of doing what seems impossible..... I need so many spirited smiles to make this work. On the balance... it is the all of you that is a truly good thing.
I am so warmed by the heart I've felt pulsing through the caring that fills so many of the postings on this board. My heart fills with meaning and warmth as I imagine the trials and the trails of those who are drawn to this place, given there is such difficult reason.
Arthur.... I've taught eagle-like hearts to soar.