One fish two fish, red fish blue fish….. as Dr Seuss said….
August 19, 2011
— Degenerative, Illness, incurable, young people
I like Dr Seuss his better known titles like the Cat in the Hat are paled in my opinion by Horton the Elephant and ‘Daniel the gun trotting spaniel” anyhow this is neither about Elephants or dogs, its about a little blue fish. Who isn’t well. Now I’ve been officially ‘ill’ for 6 years and had symptoms for 8, and I was diagnosed at the age of 42. OK so thats pretty young to have a chronic illness. But its not 28. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Had I been 28 it would be the same situation, you can’t change it you simply need to dust yourself down and get on with living, as best as you can. Not easy, not easy at all. But not impossible either. To keep sunny side up you need I find to engage the world. You cannot shut yourself in a box in the hope that the light will find its way in. Nope you have to let the light in yourself. That won’t happen watching day time t.v. nor hiding away. What motivates you and me are completely different things, neither is wrong both are necessary. I love people, photography, cooking, writing, dancing… I laugh a lot, I’m really annoying in the mornings and I am increasingly untidy. I wake up everyday determined to do my best and to make a difference for someone. Little blue fish said I was making a difference for her, and thats just great. She’s great 🙂