ok

A few years ago, when my nephew Gunnar was just 4 or so, he passed through town with his parents.  I can’t remember the details, but they arrived pretty late at night after a long flight.  Gunnar was delirious and a little manic in the way that kids can get when they’re over tired and disoriented.  He was doing laps around the kitchen and bike room, and paused on a stool for a sip of water.  He slipped off the stool and on his way down, BEFORE his head hit the counter, he shouted, “I’m ok, I’m ok..”

Hill woke up yesterday realizing that there was an event at school in the evening that she was supposed to have organized..   and hadn’t..  at all.

When I called her to tell her that I had arrived exactly an hour early for my weekly pre-pool therapy appointment, she pointed out that..    “We’re ok, we’re ok!!”   I think that pretty well sums it up.

Thank you all for your kind words.

The emails and comments have been quite overwhelming.  I apologize if there were emails that warranted a response and didn’t get one..  I’m a little preoccupied!

I have a lot to say.  I’m gathering my thoughts.  More soon.

Tomorrow I will have an appointment with the doc, and then an appointment with my surgeon.  By tomorrow afternoon I’ll have a lot more information to pass on.

It’s all pretty exciting.

Here I am on the ride that I DID take after getting the news.  This photo, shot by my friend gorgeous georges, cheers me up and is clear evidence of the healing power of mountain biking!

 

 

16 Responses to “ok”

  1. Phil

    I see what you’ve done there – you’ve tried tricking us by fitting a K badge on your full suspension prototype! ;-) Smiles all round – great photo.

  2. Suz

    :) Thank you. I think that may have been the first smile to hit my face in the last 24hrs. You really are a wonder… my mother would approve.

  3. Bob Thomas

    Wow……..Bravo…………You’re going to be fine.

  4. Juniper Jones

    he-ro (HEER-oh)
    noun
    1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble
    qualities

    2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities and is regarded as a
    model or ideal

    3. Ezra

    Much Love and Light,
    Jill

  5. Bill

    Thank you for that.

    I still have your portrait in my office, framed. It helps me keep focus on the important things. This morning, after a particularly slickery commute to work on the bike, even with studded tires, I looked. And suddenly got something in my eye. But that something was not overpowered by the smile on my face.

    We’re with you, Ez.

  6. carol Boyes

    holding you in my heart, ez. xo carol

  7. Amilcar Rivera

    HOLA EZRA !! TE MANDO UN FRATERNO SALUDO SOY AMILCAR DE SANTA MARTA TE RECUERDAS,ME ALEGRO VERTE EN LA FOTO TE VES BIEN MANEJANDO VICICLETA TE VES FUERTE,HI EZRA I AM AMILCAR YOUR OLD FRIEN FROM SANTA MARTA YOU REMENBER. WHEN WE WENT TO THE RIVER EVERY DAY,aND YOU COOK EXQUICITA FOOD ,TEKE CARE YOU GOD BLES YOU.,w

  8. Max

    Seeing how stoked you are on mountain biking gets me stoked! Please keep us updated on how things are going.

  9. stephen

    One day at a time, Ez. And no matter what, get on those bikes as often as possible…
    S.

  10. Ashley

    I love everything about that photo. More please

  11. Jennifer

    rooting rooting rooting for you and yours! and, though it’s been said before, appreciative of your sharing and caring with circles small and large. humans you have never even met love you! how rad is that!?

  12. Kelly

    I don’t have the words, but my buddhist friends can sum it up…

    May you be free of suffering. May you be happy. May you love and be loved. May you find the healing that you seek. May you find peace.

  13. Trevor

    Yours is a very full life, Ezra. What an incredible impact you have on all these people who love you. There’s healing power all around. Keep it up buddy.

  14. tyler

    Ride bikes, have fun, stay awesome. Bikes are excellent therapy. Hard Ass is proof.

  15. Stuart

    Hand tough Ezzie! With your wonderful spirit and view of life, you continue to make cancer cry.

  16. Stuart

    Hang tough, of course!

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