It had been so long since I last posted, that I had trouble logging in just now.
So, what kept me silent for so long? Honestly? I didn’t feel like writing.
But now I do.
I won’t go into all the details at the moment, but after months of sinus trouble I had surgery last December. The sinus troublemaker was a tumor. I was shocked.
This is what it looked like.
Ever since Andrew died I’ve felt at peace with my own mortality. It’s been almost something I look forward to actually.
A comfort to know there is a route available to him and Alexander. One day. When my work here is done.
But last December, when my ENT gave me the news about the tumor; was not that day.
Anyway, as far as my physical health is concerned; I am in very good hands.
“We’ll grow old together,” Dr. Govindaraj reassured me.
But here is what’s come out of all this.
I’ve put my social activism on hold for the time being.
You remember our gorgeous Elf Princess, Jacqui Becker, right?
Well, her boyfriend, Kevin Jorgeson and his partner Tommy Caldwell, made history this week!
They went and climbed Yosemite National Park’s Dawn Wall all the way up to the top of El Capitan, didn’t they?
(When I’m back in business I hope we can count on you guys to help with our suicide awareness and prevention efforts.)
While I have no tools nor skills for that kind of feat, I want to scale my inner mountains.
So, this is what you’ll you find me doing in Rishikesh for the next few months.
The big, beautiful Himalayas in the background, and my own El Capitan in the foreground.
Wish me luck. For for every one of us who reaches the top, a bigger and bigger trail is made for those who want to follow.