Wednesday, January 14, 2009

stroke of insight

I lifted this idea from the book by Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, who experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded on the left side of her brain. Like the author that very thing happened to me in November 2007.  The best way that I can explain what it felt to go through --- "something mysterious" was happening to me and I was pissed.  Maybe that wasn't the right thing to feel at the moment when my head was bleeding into my brain --- but this my instinctual, visceral reaction. My house was mess, I had "numerous" academic things to attend to, my dogs where ready to go out, etc. I had VERY important things to do with my VERY important life.  Oh, I knew what THIS was ... but it couldn't be a more inopportune time.  

1 comment:

  1. Okay. This is my first blog experience. Be gentle. Being pissed is an interesting reaction (and so very Jean -- whatever is going on here is DAMNED inconvenient!). Mine (to my physical challenges) has been two-fold: First, a sense of utter wonderment: NOW WHAT? Next, "How I can get some writing out of this?" But, whatever the reaction, I think that it reflects a univeral realization -- that life is what happens when we are busy making plans.