A Beautiful Day
Well yesterday was somewhat of a disappointment. I’ve come to expect to feel better upon each day that separates me from the last chemo treatment, but for some reason yesterday I took a step backwards and felt more nauseous. Anyway, no point in dwelling on it because today I’m better. I think I’ll have to come up with a new word for nausea soon though because the word alone is beginning to have an impact on me. The mind is a powerful thing!
Today I went for a drive to Porter Square to meet Bethany and our friend John for lunch, which was great. Driving myself really felt awesome too. I’ve always enjoyed driving, but I haven’t been able to in a while because of all the side effects/drugs. I guess you take for granted that feeling behind the wheel. You’re in control, and these days that kind of control feels especially powerful and good. I blasted the music, opened the windows, drove a little faster than I should, and enjoyed every second of it – happily leaving any worries behind. There really is nothing like listening to music in your car is there? For some reason I can never duplicate the experience when I listen with headphones or just at home. Part of it is being able to pretend I’m Bono’s background singer with no one else to hear me.
That’s all I listened to by the way – all U2. Their newest album, No Line on the Horizon, to be specific. I am a very proud U2 fan-atic. Saw them twice at the Garden, once at the Somerville Theatre just recently, and I’ll be seeing them at Gillette in September, which I’m incredibly excited about (field tickets!!). U2 is pretty much the soundtrack to my life. They’ve got it all. I mean literally, they have it all. A profound depth and passion that is purely unique to them. I could keep going, but I won’t.