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A Dark and Stormy Night November 30, 2011

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

I’m exhausted. Rain and wind ripped through Parts West last night. At first, the sound of rain was comforting, a luxury so late in the year. But soon the wind was knocking things around. My back door? Maybe it wasn’t latched, but it didn’t sound like my back door. The garage door? I wasn’t going to get up, get dressed, venture outside, and check. Someone’s big plastic trash cans hitting something? I would begin to doze off, I think, because eventually I would start awake again to a bang.

In between dozes, I thought about my cousin, who today is having a breast removed and reconstructed. Everything is supposed to be fine; this should take care of any cancer threat. But the idea of losing a body part—even one that can be “reconstructed”—is so sad to me. I thought about how scared I would be before such a surgery. With two surgical sites needing to heal, her recovery will take weeks. I imagined the frustration of limited mobility.

This morning the sky is blue, but I can barely keep my eyes open.


1. Mali - November 30, 2011

I suspect your sleepless night was as much about your cousin as about the wind and noise. I hope it all goes well for her … and that you get/got the chance to have what is called here a “nana nap” some time today.

2. Helen - December 1, 2011

The idea of losing a body part is terrifying to me. This is the kind of situation where having supportive friends and relatives can make a huge difference, I’m sure…

3. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - December 2, 2011

I think Mali is right about the sleepless part. I hope your cousin is well.

4. Dona - December 3, 2011

I agree with what everyone before me said. Also, that’s the worst kind of sleepless night — one that teases you by letting you doze but not really sleep.

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