This time last year I was close to getting my arm out of the sling, and thinking that would end my misery. In fact things were about to get a whole lot worse. Confining a joint for 3 months atrophies the muscle and cartilage resulting in this case with a condition called “frozen shoulder.” To move it beyond its stunted radius was to feel broken glass grinding in the socket. The pain meds were gone. The howling nightmare of withdrawal was swooping in with a black lust. I was so fatigued I couldn’t walk to the mailbox and back without getting winded.
Then things got worse.
By September I was sucking the scum off the bottom of the barrel. Somewhere deep inside my heart I found a little courage and I fought back. One step at a time. One grain of brown rice at a time. I shut out the world and all earthly pleasures save for sweat and a search for a new way. I stacked the words of the doubters like bricks in my ramparts and thought of the day I would launch my opening salvo. –
For them all a feast of crows. Patience is its own reward.
The metric you’ve established definitely has put me at the top of that hill with a borrowed skateboard, wondering why some decisions are so hard to make.
The only choice is to point it downhill and aim for the asphalt.
Patience may be its own reward, but dropping your old nemesis like a stone in the first five minutes of a ride is certainly a close second.
Do tell Velo!
It’s been a helluva a process. Maybe the gods had good stuff in mind for you anyway, but they sure liked the taste of your salt last year. But now you’ve got them buzzing and cheering. 😉
“For them all a feast of crows.”
Easy Bub! Be thankful, crows keep us sharp and on our feet and pushin’. Motivators?!
You know, because *they* are still capable of LEARNING.. we might just end up being a feast FOR crows someday!!??
Good stuff Jauncho!!