Build A Beacon to Happiness

Yesterday, I spent my day reading psychology and despite experiencing valuable insights I also felt profound sadness. When looking deep into the soul, it is never hard to find imperfections and cracks, and the discovery can be overwhelming – even if you do learn from it.

None of us is whole. Life leaves its scars on all of us.

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Unpleasant Truth

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There is a long list of entries I would still like to add to this blog – and this one isn’t on it – but, as it turns out, this is what I’m writing now.

Currently, I’m sorting through half-written short stories, a few poems and some loose ideas. Among my notes, I found something my shrink had told me to read, months and months ago,  which I had forgotten about.

It was a simple Google Keep note, made on my phone originally, instructing me to read what Freud had written on narcissism in 1919. 

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Six pack on a Saturday

A colleague recently told me she reads my blog because it’s “entertaining” and “cheaper” than a well-known South African magazine.  

Needless to say, I took it as a compliment. Also, I now feel fairly obliged to keep providing the reading material – which is not a problem. I love writing.

Herewith a story I wrote in 2014.

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Kicking the Kidney – Part 4

Kicking the Kidney – Part 4

And Flying Blood

 

When I started writing this blog, I worried that no one would ever read it. Now I’m starting to feel a tad concerned about who does. These feelings are probably normal once you’ve posted photos of your own urine online … (My boss is perfectly computer & internet literate!)

For the sake of clarity, this is another kidney post. A lot still has to happen and I want everyone to understand that.

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Kicking the Kidney – Part 2

Kicking the Kidney – Part 2

 

Let me start this post by reminding everyone, including myself, there is no guarantee that anyone will receive one of my kidneys.

The first thing any transplant coordinator will tell you, is to hold your horses. Many tests are done and the final decision rests with experts who will consider the facts clinically.

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Kicking the Kidney – Part 1

Kicking the Kidney – Part 1

The first steps have been taken. We’re hoping to kick one of my kidneys out … and Satirical Stutter will tell the story – test by test, drop by drop and stitch by stitch.

For those of you regularly reading here, this is a long and cumbersome process. A number of people, including I, are really hoping that this donation will become a reality, but there are no guarantees. Please hope/pray with us.

Where it started

This is debatable, of course. Let me try to resist the temptation of telling entire life stories.

This is Jan.

Jan boarding a plane to PE on November, 12, 2016.
Jan boarding a plane to PE on November 12, 2016.

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