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Stroke Update – "Not Leaving"



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"The Book Thief", an audio book by Markus Zusak, takes place in the fictional town of Molching, Germany between 1939 and 1943. Often, a little girl in that town had nightmares and her Poppa, would come to her in the middle of the night and "not leave" her alone.....
A quote from the book:
                "A definition not found in the dictionary, 'not leaving'; an act of trust and love often deciphered by children."

I cried when I first heard this because, ever since my stroke, I've had to depend on people "not leaving" me. Everything I do, driving, walking and especially my one armed reverse double flip hand springs (just kidding!), requires having them near me.   
There have been many people in my life who are "not leaving": acquaintances, friends, 
but most of all my family. :)



Listening to while I paint:
Audiobook: The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell, read by the author
Podcasts: The Nerdist, by Chris Hardwick
                 Social Media Examinerby Michael Stelzner
              Artist Helping Artist, by Leslie Saeta
                 Oh So Pinteresting, hosted by Cynthia Sanchez
Music: my iPod

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