Kage Baker considered one of the key phrases from the movie
Buckaroo Bonzai one of
the truest philosophies ever elucidated:
No matter where you go, there you are.
She said either it was either deeply existential, bedrock self-awareness or it was totally looney nonsense, and God was laughing at us all. She also said she didn’t care which it was; it was just so deep, you know?
If God wasn’t laughing, Kage certainly was.
During the March/April cusp, I found myself waking at intervals to wonder just where the hell I was, anyway? I went from Glendale Memorial, where they thought I was brain dead and discharged me with a lung infection when I turned out not to be; to Barlow Respiratory Rehab, where they had me off the ventilator so quickly I had a sudden collapse and relapse; to my present abode, the Chateau or Chalet (I’m not sure which) where they are carefully and successfully restoring me to a working condition.
I’ve been pretty sure of my whereabouts for a couple of months now. I’m doing all kinds of big girl things, But I a really, really exhausted right now, Dear Readers, I must beg your indulgence, and call it a night. Or day. Or wherever I am.
Kage would know, I am sure.
Welcome back. Missed hearing from you. Worried, I was.
You are here!
And that’s all I need to know right now,
to smile, Smile, SMILE 🙂
Glad you have turned the corner! Hoping for a big corner…the one that leads to home!
Glad to hear you are on the mend!! This post title caught my eye, Buckaroo Banzai is my husband’s favorite movie.
Just catching up here, did not know you had gone to Barlow, even briefly. You know, of course as a native Angelena, that it was the first sanitarium established in Los Angeles.