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Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

If there is a bright side to this ailment, I think for me it is for me, that I'm in many ways happier than I've been throughout my adulthood.

During my twenties and thirties I was often sullen and moody. I never realized how lucky I was.

With Parkinson's came a catharsis. At first I was depressed, but one day I snapped out of it. I suddenly realized that it was a waste of time.

There is a line in Bernard Malamud's The Natural, "We have two lives... the life we learn with and the life we live after that. Suffering is what brings us towards happiness." For the most part I agree. However "the life we learn with" never ends.

Today, as you can tell is a good day. I'm going to take advantage of it.

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