Lessons from Lou

This blog is about my journey through the brain tumor world with my dear husband, Lou. While not a journey I would wish on even my worst enemy, it is a journey that has enlightened and awakened me to what lies within us, and around us, each and every moment of each and every day. There are lessons here....lessons in this journey.....lessons from Lou....that I would like to share with you.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Picture of Lou (sick) and I at a party, circa 2005, long ago and faraway. I'm now a middle aged widow, trying to get my life back together. Mother of two young adult sons, living with two adult cats.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The tv habit

As I said on another day, we are watching alot more television these days. We didn't used to watch much tv before all this. But now, it is an easy diversion. Lou hasn't been able to read since he was diagnosed. He doesn't like being read to. Music is good, but not all the time. So, it's tv time. Even I am in the habit, and I really, for the most part, hate tv! So, the tv habit explains the extra poundage I'm carrying, but that's not why I'm writing about it. I'm writing about it because Lou said such a dear thing last night as we were sitting there. Mind you, we have been in the tv habit since winter I would say, every night, so it's a well established routine. Out of the blue, he says to me " We don't do this very often, do we?". "What do you mean?" I say. "We don't sit together and watch tv very often", he says. "It's nice". Sigh. Again I wonder, how does the mind work? How does LOU'S mind work? What must it be like to be LOU these days? But then I realize, it doesn't matter. It is what it is. It IS nice. He's right. Sitting together watching tv, something I truly avoided before, is now "nice". American Idol, tonight!


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