Another average night’s sleep (at best). I woke early, and put on my iPod so I could close my eyes and listen to some relaxing music… “Dignity” (Deacon Blue) got to me.
I’ve always liked the song, the sentiment and the story, but my reaction is a bit much. Fortunately it’s early. There are no witnesses. No-one will ever know!
I decided to take control. I set up the Blog. I’ve done it before. It’s straightforward. It only takes a few minutes for the basics. Immediately it helped me get my head together… do I want to be a “heart attack victim” or “heart attack survivor”? Even in my current emotional state, it’s a no brainer! (Incidentally, try searching the 2 phrases on Google… I got 2.1m hits for “victim” versus only 111k for “survivor”. What does that say?)
It was still early. Going home today. I needed to rest. How about a film to take my mind off things…
In retrospect, “Saving Private Ryan” wasn’t the best selection ever. In fact, I may start a petition to have it removed from the options in the cardiac wards.
After the first 27 minutes I was wrecked. Wrung out. I hung on for the uplifting finish, but even that’s traumatic and laden with sadness.
Next time it’s Disney all the way!