“There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.”
These words from Seneca, a Stoic philosopher and courtier of the Roman emperor Nero are kind of resonating with me tonight. There *is* no easy way – and I’m not even trying to reach the stars – just a sense of balance. One thing that is definitely out of balance is reflected in the fact that I just noticed that I haven’t posted here in almost two weeks – not from lack of inspiration or desire to do so, rather because for the past few months, by the time I finish the things I must do, I have no energy left to do the things I would like to do, including blogging about my favorite subject.
I haven’t really talked about it much, outside of a few off blog conversations, but since my last bout with vertigo in July, I’d been feeling increasingly rotten most of the time, and my energy levels have been about nil for a couple of months. Although the way feeling better isn’t exactly easy, I’m happy to report that the culprit – a biggish gallstone and the overly energetic gall bladder that spawned it are coming out tomorrow. I know that no surgery is without risks, and that I’ll certainly feel at least somewhat worse before I feel better, but I am really looking forward to regaining some of my lost energy…this constant malaise is getting old, and I have tons to do around here!
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” I’ll be arriving at the hospital at stupid o’clock tomorrow with the promise of new strength and new thoughts in mind
and my favorite Guylty pic on phone to pass the time…
tempus fugit Armitageworld!