Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Opus 2023-050: I Join the Huddled Masses

It has been one of these weeks.  My wife had hip surgery scheduled and that took a lot of time and energy.  About the same time I came down with some major chest congestion.  It has been a real struggle.

I think I was sicker than I can remember because something happened that I have heard about but never experienced.  I lost my appetite.  I used to adust the saying, “Stuff a fever, starve a cold” to give me an excuse for whatever I had.  I could not understand having no interest in food but that stage went on for three days.

And my mind.  I think I know what dementia will be like.  I could sit and stare out the window.  Drift off to sleep.  Wake up and keep staring.  I could hold a conversation but didn’t really care.  My balance was off.  On the lowest night I went to the kitchen to heat up a cup of tea I had left for that possibility.  While I was waiting I became aware that I was not so aware.  I ended up crawling back to my room and taking two naps on the way.  

I remember being aware there was a blog that needed minding.  I couldn’t generate any care.

In the midst of that I was supposed to be available in case my wife fell.  Fortunately she has done much better than the first hip.

I am hoping I am back in the swing of things.  One good note is that never felt a need to put myself in the hands of the medical establishment and have a Covid Tag hung on my toe.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there Pal. We're pulling and praying for you both.


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