“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, July 22, 2011


When the pain is bad,
sometimes he gets very quiet.
He seems absent-minded,
his expression saying
he can barely tell who I am.
Then it tires him at last
and he drops asleep in his chair.


  1. I cannot imagine what this pain must be like, but I can empathize through your words, Rosemary. It does hurt. Powerfully written stone!

    Also, thanks so much for your feedback and comments on my recent stones. :)

  2. Thank you. (He tells me I can't imagine it either. But I can certainly see the signs.)

  3. When pain holds hostage, going deep inside may provide the only relief. How awful for him!

  4. The doctors are still trying to figure out how to bring him relief. :~/

  5. Does hemp help?

  6. Only when I tie him up with one rope and beat him with another.

    Seriously, if you mean marijuana —

    (a) it's illegal
    (b) he tends to be over-sensitive to all kinds of ingested substances and have very bad reactions
    (c) he is already a 'falls risk'
    (d) we'd have to know how it might affect his warfarin dose.

    Thanks all the same.


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