I'm still recovering very slowly and had a back-slide recently. I suppose it was inevitable really, the nature of M.E. is that in some totally mysterious way your body doesn't seem to re-act immediately to episodes like the appendectomy, but kind of lulls you into a false sense of you having escaped the dratted M.E. symptoms this time. And along you waltz merrily, doing more than you really should. Kidding yourself...Ha Ha I've managed to slip through the net. Then double whammy! Back it bombs with vengeance, after over 20 years you'd think I'd have learned by now.
But it's reminded me of another escape......
The train stopped. Halted for some unknown reason. The other side of the railway tracks a combine- harvester reaps the corn. Threshing, leaving acres of stubble behind, until only one small square is left to be cut, and at that moment a deep red fox darts out from the last corn square, he's about to be cut through. Anxious and dashing. Meanwhile there is a swell of sound. A swollen gush, billowing down the whole side of the train, like a huge sigh, God-like in it's hugeness. All those brains and eyes all seeing the same drama played out before us. It was a moment suspended. A joining.
We were all as one....and the fox lived to hunt another day.