My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

6 ataxia curse

Watching Jake walk is like watching a drunken sailor.  The walls seem to magically move toward him, nudging him back into line as his devolving gait takes him off course.  And though I do my best to hide it, my heart sinks with the knowledge that as his disease ripens it will continue to eat away at his nervous system until walking is not an issue he will need to contend with. 

This post was inspired by Three Word Wednesday [3WW=>gait, nudge(-e+ing), ripen(s)].  These three words brought back a memory that left quite an impression...I suppose that's why I locked it up in my memory center.


  1. A very heartfelt piece on a debilitating disease.

  2. Sadness and inevitability are powerful in this nicely written piece.

  3. *sniff* -- this touched my heart. I have a loved one who is going through this, and it's so hard.

  4. Oh, I got a lump in my throat..eyes welled.. thank you for bringing me to this reality.. so very touching..