WISDOM…….NEVER stop listening…..

January 15, 2012

I just watched the Golden Globes….and I totally love Ricky Gervais’s wit….as it is so honestly scolding..n scaulding …..

..hot to the  touch but right on…..

he read the notes that the Golden Globe gave him ..about subjects he could NOT talk about…as he offended so many people last year…

..so he read them on air…one was “Mel Gibson”…and then he went on to say ..that  obviously meant he could not talk about Jodie Foster’s movie “Beaver” that Mel was in…and Ricky said ..  I haven’t seen Jodie’s “Beaver”….and yet again I don’t know any man that has seen Jodie Foster’s “Beaver”…. (Jodie Foster is Gay)

I went to Diaper City earlier…and saw my dear friend Jim…..at his rehab place…he WAS dressed…in normal – or  regular clothes…as one of his nurses or care-givers said……”Isn’t your friend coming down today…”  and he realized through his pain killer meds that I was…..so he dressed in the only clothes he has…the ones I took him to Temple Hospital over a month ago……

I asked him WHY he was not wearing the new “track suit” suit I had bought him (that he paid me for)…he said Oh…I was ..yesterday…but I peed in it…last night…so it is in the laundry….

he was upbeat and wonderful as usual…but the drugs do change his memory……

as at one point when we were outside ….in the “patio”….he was talking about breakfast…and then he started talking about something that did NOT relate at all…and he asked me at one point …”you took that ride, didn’t you…”…I said Jim I don’t know WHAT you are talking about…you were talking about the breakfast…and all of a sudden you segued into….this ride..

he said..Oh I am sorry…I was talking about that ride at Disneyland…..that I thought you went with me on… I said…Jim I have not been to Disneyland in like  15 years…..

he said Oh ..well we HAVE to go…before I retire…as I get free tickets….(he works for ABC a Disney Company)….

I said well do they have a bar down there now…he said well not in Disneyland but in that California Adventure next to it….and they have very upscale hotels…..

I did not tell him that that was the LAST place I really wanted to go to…Give me Occidental, Paris or London…before Disneyland……

it was kind of chilly today…so he asked me to wheel him into the “Dining Room”…where there is a BIG screen TV….and we had  “luke-warm” “tea”…

guys wheeled in on their beds……

….guys with no legs from Iraq…..

.. the screaming woman…”They Are Trying To Kill Me”…and  “Change My Diapers”….who resided across the hall from Jim…until he complained to the Doctor that owns the joint…..who has  been his doctor since 86…..

we did not stay long in the “Dining Room” …as well ..it got kinda noisy….and abit crazy…as one of the Vets kept calling the girls “whores” in Spanish…I think “Puta” or is it “Punta”….

Jim said he asked his roommate…this very nice Asian…who has dialysis 3 times a week..(he has to  be driven by van to a hospital 30 minutes away and the procedure takes 5 hours).

How Long the State pays for disability…and was told 90 days…and after that it is the Federal Government….

which made me wonder with the cutbacks…WHAT is going to happen to all  these disabled people…..

I don’t find any of this depressing…as it just is a fact of Life……

but it  HAS TOTALLY  unfortunately literally changed the  dreams..I have at night……

fhe first one I was swimming with my sister Daidie…and this HUGE jelly fish came up and swallowed her….very slowly……and there was nothing I could do…it was so so upsetting…….

and a more recurrent one …which I have had at least 3 times ..was of my Aunt Mimi…(who is 96 and does have Alzheimer’s)…and I must preface this…Aunt Mim…has always been Gorgeous in her own style….financially more than comfortable…..and a magical person in my youth and later life…

I keep having these dreams of her being …lobotomized…vERY slowly…so that ALL the magic in her LIFE is sucked out of her existence……

it just make me more aware of the upcoming scenario for everyone I know over 65…and the importance of friends….

loving yourself, of the Importance of GIVING to Others……and loving the LIFE you have NOW…………….

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