John Glenn died today.
I didn’t know the guy, personally. But I thought as astronauts went, he was out of this world. …. ….. .. Okay. Sorry.
But I do think he was pretty cool. Amazing Astronaut. Pleasant Pioneer. Glenn said this….. of his trip in space: “I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.”
“Zero G and I feel fine.”
How cool is that? How cool was he? Drifting through space and feeling fine.
And then. Back to my world.
Here lately, I’ve been feeling like I am in outer space. Or maybe just some sort of torture chamber. Or a combination of both.
Just to bring those of you up to date, who have been sending good wishes and questions …… Today I had a comprehensive visit with my Family Physician, Dr. Tina-Awesome-Reichley. She has determined that I have Diverticulitis. The Big D.
Yep. It is about as sick as I can remember being in quite some time. Maybe ever.
Hopefully we are now on the right course of action. If not… I have to go and buy a cat. Or borrow one.
That would be the next step. You see…. if I am not feeling better by Sunday, my doctor has scheduled a cat scan. So. I need a cat. (Justin…. would Ashley be up for this? Or Janet…. what about Gracie?) Oh bother….. I’ll just go get one.
Conversely, if I get any worse, she is going to admit me to the hospital.
So… that’s the nutshell.
Which would make me the nut. Without a cat. In outer space.
And so, we are back to Space.
John Glenn. Moving through space at 17,000 miles per hour. Four sunsets. One day. Seeing the Amazing.
I bet you are really seeing the Universe now. I bet it feels fine.
Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. – John Muir