In the previous twenty-four hours, I have had three separate events where I have been treated to special care by women. That was in addition to the wonderful treatment I get on a daily basis from my companion Debbie. Yesterday it was a Reiki session which mellowed me out with soothing words and gentle touching. What a calming effect it has on me to just lie still and be guided into a blissful state of awareness. That treatment is great, but the lasting value for me is that when things happen that disturb my usual tranquil cruise through my life, that is ideal in so many ways, I can intentionally bring into my consciousness a portion of that Reiki calm. And, for a few moments, all my troubles fade away. So, you may ask, how can it get better?
Already scheduled several weeks ago was this last massage treatment for my forty-four radiation treatments for prostate cancer. Those treatments ended five weeks ago, but the overall schedule of treatment includes several Reikis and massages to help with our recovery. It really helped me to feel much better about the whole series of radiation events. Those were not painful, and I very much enjoyed the waiting room encounters with other people facing life-threatening events. Our conversations get through to the really meaningful things in our lives quickly. That massage was this morning and while my physical massage was going on my therapist and I had a very intelligent conversation about the progress of our modern lives.
Debbie and I went to Spork restaurant for lunch, which has some of the most interesting food imaginable and then across the street to my appointment for three small dental fillings. As it turned out two of the minor fillings had deterioration under the old fillings and thus a half-hour event turned into an hour and a half dental marathon. The doctor and the nurse were into me almost the whole time, and they were working fast. As they were working I was constantly amazed at how quickly and accurately everything they were doing proceeded.
That’s how in 24 hours I was carefully fussed over by women trying to please me. I am a very happy guy. Thank you all.