Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Listening to Inspirational Music

Of course, for me, that means the entire "Lord of the Rings" extended version of Howard Shore's scores.  It may make me a major geek (and I'd be proud of that title), but I find so much heroism in those tales, and I'm looking for them to keep me strong and brave.

It wasn't a great day for me; I felt really, really bad most of the morning, then broke down and took a Xanax before today's radiation.  I guess me beating esophageal cancer is as daunting a task as the Lords of the West defeating Sauron.  It can be done, but the quest will cost much in pain and fear.  But, ultimately, courage and hope and the trust in the goodness of humanity (or the amazing talents of the oncology staff) will win the ultimate battle.

And so I listen to this wonderful, heroic, epic music and tell myself that I have the fortitude to get through this, although I won't have a cleaned-up Aragorn waiting for me.  Besides, he looks much better as the rough, unkempt Ranger.

Tomorrow is lab work day, but that should be pretty quick, since you can make appointments now.  Happy day!  And thank the gods and all the pantheon that the election BS is over for this go-round.  Whatever happened to honor and honesty; who stole America's consideration and compassion?  Now, now, I know I musn't despair; it's that old media frenzy again, pointing out all the evil in the world, while ignoring all the love and grace of ordinary people.  Must not forget that!

By george, I think the music is working!  :)

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