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Make Room For Surprises
on July 12, 2015
New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir. By Gail Caldwell
Just when we think we've got things figured out, even if it includes low expectations about mobility due to a diminishing functioning leg, life hands its surprises,.When an orthopedic surgeon diagnoses Caldwell's problem leg, not as she's always thought was post-polio syndrome, but as a hip badly in need of a new joint. Thus, the possibilities she never imagined, are hers, and we travel that journey with her.
"Remember the gulping-air surprise of being alive. Love, color, music, the beauty of the planet--all these things will serve you later, decades later, when you are walking down a street . . . (you) want to weep because it takes you back. . . .Your memory is the motherboard. Feed it the experience and it will always give it back." Good counsel from a wise woman and Pulitzer Prize winning author.