Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A Death Prayer and Some Laughs

maria drawing heart flatline

Well, before you start thinking the author of this blog has major mood swings ... something funny happens to you after you've flatlined. It's hard to explain, but boy does this change you forever. I was talking to an old grad school buddy about this and ya know, it seems like all in a day's work, but not really. It's possible to be all bumpity-bump and yet perfectly content ... the heart is a VERY fickle organ, but you still look at that electronic monitor like it defines you somehow. And well, that thing called death, it's like I walk hand-in-hand with her every day, eating a snow-cone or having a grand old time, all good stuff.

In any case, I was inspired by my friend over at Gaping Void for some profound thoughts on a death prayer, but even perhaps more so on just the thought of what if? based on my own lived experience. Well, more cartoons and inanity tomorrow, for certain ... no one ever said the laughs came easily. But they do come, don't they?

PS ... if it helps you to know, as I thought I was at death's door, I was cracking jokes with the cute ER staff in green scrubs, would you expect any less? Soon I will tell you about the hilarious experience at the hospital, no less than 4 EMTs as my witness!

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Verticus S. Erectus said...

Well, you know what they say, never go gently into that good night. If I had my druthers, I'd opt for a noble death where my demise will help someone else. Not getting that, I think the best way to go is by making others laugh. That may be the hardest thing to do because you really, really need to overcome your fear and sometimes pain has a way of keeping you from doing that. I'm glad to hear you had the orderlies in stitches.

Salome's Mom said...

So you were batting your baby blues at the EMTs? Not surprising. I am sure you you had them cracking up as well. I am sorry, this is something scary and life altering. Certainly puts a lot of things in perspective.

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Geno said...

Glad you're here with us... <3 -Geno