My cat saved my life today
The cat who supplied the picture of the eye of Token
Bad day for Low blood pressure
T.I.A. S are the problem
I can't say “we've all been there”
Because obviously most of us haven't
so take my word for it
The lead in to a stroke
Anyway, my legs have no circulation any more
and since I tore knee cartilage in both recently
They can and do stop the sensation of freezing painful cold
and drift off into the blessed relief of deadness
and I was laying on my back in my couch with the recliner built in.....
Having, rather puzzled and drowsy, waked up to the unexpected relief of no pain
as my eyes started to go into the tunnel vision and electric sparkles that
Herald near death experience( or actual death experiences, as they will for each one day..
Been there too many times..
slight smile as I recognize the numbness and the creeping oblivion as I realize that
my torn cartilage in my left knee feels to be clotting and both blocking off the blood to my foot
and sprinkling small tiny fine clots into the blood stream....
to sparkle like fireworks as they micromoment by micromoment bounce and momentarily
plug the capillaries of my brain....
Oh well, the tunnel is closing in and the spin and sparks are swirling in
might as well lay back and enjoy the ride...
and my 20 pound cat comes running in from the kitchen , leaps cleanly over the back of couch
and lands with his forepaws neatly planted together
in my lap...
precisely positioned for the best effect
The startled jump and scream
but especially the jolt of adrenalin
surged down my leg and the blood flowed back into the leg like a dam had burst
bringing warmth and the agony of returning feeling
Needless to say I returned from the tunnel
So how am I to doubt that there is a God?
If only because of his practical jokes?
The phone rings...... and I answer
“Who is this please?”
“You are Dr. Walter M Mitty and you are currently engaged in a phenomenal and unprecedented operation to restore sight to The Premier Supreme Leader of all Space and Time.....Do you require further assistance in regard to the next stage of the procedure?”
“Ah, no thank you Miss, I recall now..... Thank you....
“ You are WELCOME! Thank you for calling central assistance and have a Nice Day!!!
Having resumed command of his destiny, Walter Mitty returns happily to his afternoon nap at the sleepy valley senior living center.......
….... later that evening.
The Premier Supreme Leader of all Space and Time made a full and miraculous recovery
Dead Men Writing
Some of you will understand this story
some of you won't
I dedicate this piece to the latter.