December 28, 2007

December 28, 2007 11:30 PM

First of all, I read Daughter Of Destiny in 1989 and it was with shock and tremendous sadness that I learned of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. This book is on my shelf of biographies and autobiographies of inspiring women whose lives I have studied and whom I have admired for their courage and strength and determination and vision. benazirbhutto.co.uk/Default.php

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I have been watching films at home on the computer or the external dvd player while I recuperate from surgery. Tonight I saw Eastern Promises. I always enjoy Cronenberg and this is one of his best. I went for an entire day with no pain medication just to see what it would feel like. I managed okay even though the sensations were/are very strange. My friend who is a nurse said that it was normal to feel this weird and that it would take a month to feel like myself again. I am finding that I cannot tolerate or be around emotional duress or conflict right now. If it is in a film, it is okay because it is acting but in my actual reality, I have to be around cooperation and peaceful harmony and understanding. I will make this my mind’s zone and even NYC will be experienced through this filter. My body is repairing. Attitude is everything.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cronenberg