[day 275]

First, a proverb from the book of Annie:                                                                                    Breath is life; breath is death. Breath is war; breath is peace. Breath is prayer; keep breathing. 

Second, the most significant thing I've learned from my experience with multiple sclerosis is how to surrender and let go and how to surrender and hang on. For reasons beyond me, October has consistently been the time of year my life has to reset. I didn't know how to fully talk about it, but I wrote this song:

 
 

LYRICS:

October is a trigger word--it sets the trees on fire and they burn, they burn.                                                   October if you haven't heard is a song for birds to sing that makes the sky start falling, and                                   all the pieces lying in the ground are trod on to make sounds to tell the ground that it will be a while til spring...    

October is a simple word--makes the whole world turn and turn and start to be something I can't take.                      October is a simple word, one that I just learned 'cause I've got to leave something, something behind me, and                all the pieces lying on the ground are trod on to make sound to tell the ground that it will be awhile til spring...

I lost my nerve when the world kept turning,                                                                                    so I picked up every piece of learning I could find,                                                                         left the past behind me, made up my own mind just like...

I've got a list of issues. I've got a forest burning up of all the parts I can't use--                                         the parts of me that we're parts of you.

annie mccready