Last night, I made a concerted effort to finish drinking, both beer and water, a little earlier, so that I might get a little rest. It was with great excitement that the urge to pee didn’t arrive until 6:30 or so this morning–so I got some much-needed rest overnight.
I crawled back into bed and spent some quiet time, eventually grabbing my iPod to just relax and rest and absorb some tune-age, which is a way I like to unwind and think.
Michelle brought me breakfast-in-bed, which seemed sorta beautiful. When I got up, I felt none of the wobbliness that I had experienced the two previous days. I was bursting with energy. Seemed like a good day to go cut wood, but I knew that was a lousy idea, all things considered.
With the exception of an interview with Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? and posting today’s Diary entry, today, I’m fasting not only from food, but also from my phone and Internet access. I have two nieces and a nephew in town, so I look forward to spending some time with them.
For the record, I weighed in at 150.5 pounds today, which is to say I’ve lost 10 pounds already. Ouch.
While I spent some time this morning with my headphones on, what stuck out was a line from Old Crow Medicine Show’s “We’re All in this Together:”
“All there is is a slow road to freedom
Heaven above and the devil beneath.”
That may sum it up. With any luck, we’ll walk the road well and take advantage of the fact that while on this earth, we are all in this together, and afterward, we have two places we might hope to live out the rest of eternity. With that, I’d suggest that everyone take a moment to reach out in prayer for the good folks in Japan who are navigating disaster this week.