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Monday, 6 April 2009

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Such a pleasant morning, considering, although I still felt dreadful, as I had done for days, nah, weeks, years ... So, I dragged myself out to join the local writers' group. It's something I wanted to go to and, I enjoyed being able to interact with human beings for a change, but the challenges of getting there - too early for my stiff body and a much longer walk than I can comfortably manage even on the best days - really showed up in my complete inability to, well, write anything even nearing coherent!

Probably the first "purely social" activity I'd engaged in (unless someone took me), for years and, I know the importance of not becoming a hermit, but it really does not help that, because there are so few buses, one is forced always to go to things way too early and / or hang about for hours afterwards. To a healthy person, this might present an opportunity to do a bit of shopping or something, but not to me any more.

As it was, from a 2 hour activity that began at 10:30 a.m., the first bus home would be after 2 p.m. and the next not until just before 5 p.m. That's really too long and, I had no choice but to pay for a taxi, because I could no longer walk, I was in terrible pain, my legs were like lead and I could hardly put one foot in front of the other.

When I got home, I just crashed, exhausted and fell asleep, involuntarily.

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