Tonight, I am stoned from the Demerol that I am given to mitigate the side-effects of the Herceptin.
Boy, typing is hard when I'm stoned.
I am reading, A Three Dog Life, a memoir by Abigail Thomas.
She starts her book with the following quote from Wikipedia;
Australian Aborigines slept with their dogs for warmth on cold nights, the coldest being a 'three-dog night.'
I am loving this book. I am seriously too stoned to be coherent as to why, so here is the blurb from Abigail's web site:
When Abigail Thomas’s husband, Rich, was hit by a car, his brain shattered. Subject to rages, terrors, and hallucinations, he must live the rest of his life in an institution. He has no memory of what he did the hour, the day, the year before. This tragedy is the ground on which Abigail had to build a new life. How she built that life is a story of great courage and great change, of moving to a small country town, of a new family composed of three dogs, knitting, and friendship, of facing down guilt and discovering gratitude. It is also about her relationship with Rich, a man who lives in the eternal present, and the eerie poetry of his often uncanny perceptions. This wise, plainspoken, beautiful book enacts the truth Abigail discovered in the five years since the accident: You might not find meaning in disaster, but you might, with effort, make something useful of it.
Amen to that.
This memoir is really resonating with me (and not just because she has three dogs and knits).
I especially love the last line of that quote.