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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 Examiner, by Michael Stelzner
Artist Helping Artist, by Leslie Saeta
Oh So Pinteresting, hosted by Cynthia Sanchez
Music: my iPod