Surreal isn’t a word I use very often but I think it may apply to the reason for my lack of blogging for the past few weeks—well, months actually.
When I used to do more public speaking, we were always told to never apologize. I have read the same thing about being absent from a blog.
Sooo—I will not apologize but will characterize my absence by saying it was a surreal experience. Without boring everyone with the details, since May 31, I have had a heart attack, stents put in my artery and quadruple heart bypass surgery. Someone once said a minor heart attack is one that happens to someone else! HA.
Anyway, back to the word surreal. It means to be disoriented, unreal or having the hallucinatory quality of a dream.
For quite a while after my Sept. 17 surgery, I have had all those. It is normal (whatever that is) to have a lack of focus and/or short-term memory, lack of motivation and maybe depression. Fortunately, most of those did not happen to me. My wonderful wife might argue with some of this. I will admit to getting a tattoo—actually a couple of them to “celebrate” and commemorate my saga and triumph.
Moving on in 2010, I am back and ready to blog. I am strongly considering a second blog about the coming and going businesses in Loveland and maybe northern Colorado.
Have you had a surreal experience?