Saturday, October 22, 2011

I need that like a hole in the head

Well, as it turns out, sometimes you do!  Two holes, to be precise.  That's what saved my uncle yesterday, drilling two holes into his skull to relieve the pressure on his brain.  He's doing great and will be home Tuesday.

So you see?  Sometimes you don't really know what you need.  And sometimes you think you do know what you need, but you're totally wrong.  Sometimes, the thing you think is the worst thing that could possibly happen to you is actually what saves your life.

My first husband (speaking of what you think you need but are totally wrong about) used to have -- well, probably still has -- this annoying habit of mixing metaphors and other sayings.  One of his favourite was "I believe that like a hole in the head."  As I pointed out, if you had a hole in your head, you'd probably believe it.  But you never know... he was never a big fan of truth and reality, he might have managed to keep the blinders on in a hole-in-the-head situation, too.  But then again, maybe he's managed to mature a wee bit in the 15 years since I've seen him.  I'll try to keep an open mind about that, myself...

Looking back, I see many things I clung to because I thought I couldn't do without them -- and once I lost them, my life got better.  There were many things I thought would be the end of the world, but I survived them quite nicely.

Sometimes a hole in the head is exactly what you need to keep an open mind.

Run with it yourselves, folks.  I've got stuff to do today.  :-)

1 comment:

  1. ok. so that's pretty brilliant.

    and I'm glad your uncle will be ok.