Sunday, May 5, 2013

THE ROCK: YBD Unplugged

1. Ed didn't like the last installment of Chapter Six.  I didn't unpack it enough I suppose and I guess I wasn't entirely satisfied with it either but birds fly, fish swim, dogs walk, and writers write.  

I don't think I like anything I do.  It's never good enough but she's right in that I left out a few critical aspects of Malcolm's limb amputation.  First of all, nothing prepared me for the surgery.  I thought leg must go not leg plus shoulder.  

It was a total ablation of one-fourth of Malcolm.  The extent of his surgical lesion went almost from stem to stern.  

2. Recently, I was sent a quote from CS Lewis that I've paraphrased and seems particularly relevant.  "I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable; but if you have been - if you've been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”

3. Telling this story was part of the deal I made with God to get Hudson and Murphy cross country safely.  You don't bargain with God but I don't bargain with the safety of my boys either.  I'm trying to do a good job of telling it and I'll continue to try to do so every week.  For those who are reading, thank you.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you