Sunday, May 15, 2005

Spoon!

By popular demand, I'm reprinting this link from Friday's post about my life with a mild head injury: But You Don't Look Sick
If you know anyone who is chronically ill/in pain, read this link. Then buy them a spoon to show you "get it."

Today the LA Times Book Section features the publisher of Mom's Cancer on the cover...Harry N. Abrams Inc. has a new, beautiful coffee table book on on The Cinema of George Lucas.

And here's my cat, Calliope with the vet trying to put her to sleep!

9 comments:

Lynne said...

Go, Calliope!!!

Kid Sis said...

Isn't that a scream??? It was mom's idea to say that kid was the vet :)

We've been replaying that tape all day. I wonder if they won the $10,000 for funniest home video.

Charlie said...

Lizzie, I can't believe we haven't been in touch in so long. I mean, I can when I have had a chance to read through a whole bunch of posts in one sitting and realize hwo much more (as if that were possible) you have on your plate. I am still willing to take you away on that vacation/break, anytime. I'm worried about you, my dear friend. I'm glad to hear that Calliope rallied, but what a brutal experience that sounded like. I will add Calliope to my list of the Fies ladies prayers.

Sorry to hear about UCLA as well. I've known you since before either of us was an adult (at least legally!) and your writing was always exceptional, and it has gotten more so over the intervening years. Sadly, it took some suffering and travails to add things to it that have made it better, but I'm so admiring and proud that you used those things and made them work for you. Your day will come. In the meantime, you are in there fighting the good fight and pursuing your dreams and honing your craft. My friend Megan was visiting from DC this weekend, and we spent a lot of time discussing how to turn off the negative tape in our heads. It's a self-improvement mechanism, of course, but the flip side is that we don't give ourselves enough of a break when we need to. I hope you *are* giving yourself a break a little bit.

I and so many other friends love you. Lean on us.

CNWS

Charlie said...

It looks like you're on line now--do you want to chat? I miss you. But no pressure....

Erik said...

I sent the Spoon link to my mom when it was first posted. She has Chronic Fatigue and she said that the story described exactly how she felt.

Thanks!

Ken Collins said...

A tribute site for George Lucas has been opened at http://www.thankyougeorge.com thanking him for 28 years of Star Wars. They want to get 1,000,000 signatures and stories to him later this summer.

LeMorse said...

That was an amazing website. I am going to send it to both my folks. My father has neruopathy and my mother has seizures (both with diabetes). I teard up a little. Doesn't happen often.
Hey and thanks for the link to my BLOG. Always love a free plug. You are linked to mine as well.

Kid Sis said...

I'm glad that website is helping...I think it's amazing, too.

Kid Sis said...

By the way, welcome Erik and Ken! Thanks for posting and reading!

And Charlie, great phone call! Can't wait until August!