Now I wonder what that means? Is it something psychic and esoteric or a normal step on the path of wellness? over the last few days or weeks my right hand has been in almost nonstop pain and shaking constantly. looking back and thinking back there was a time when this hand couldn’t move at all. my brother had to lift my arm to put it in the coat and jacket sleeve and pull it up. then I remember clenching my teeth because as the arm became more flexible it would hurt learning – or remembering – how to move it. now there are long periods when I can just let it rest in my lap. I still do the one-handed typing with my left hand but every now and then I will capitalize with my, or ring a bell, or hold a door with my right hand. it was normal, it was second nature. and it’s slowly coming back.
Today I woke up at nine. I wake at nine every day but this was different because the time changed and we are now the same time as china but with a twelve hour difference. so if my clock show 6 o’clock means i’m wondering what we’ll get later for dinner, Brother Xu is still in bed, or didn’t get up yet to start his day.
We had lunch today at Chairman Mao’s restaurant. we call it Chairman Mao’s because the owner has a framed photo of the Chairman prominently displayed in the front of the restaurant. it’s not a large photo either, it’s the size of a photo you might have of a deceased great grandfather. whenever I see it I feel a warm happy feeling that we completed the Long March and now it’s the time of building and rebuilding. some of the masses are wearing their NorthFace jackets and others in their minks but everyone is working for something. the question is, what?
Even regular Americans are getting a little edgy. when trump starts filling the white house with the rich, and talking about cutting back on this and that, there are a lot of whites who are realizing they need help with this and that too. they are not feeling too good when ‘obama care’ might be pulled down with nothing to replace it. white kids in the thousands are addicted to and dying from heroin and nothing being done to save them.
it was midnight, and the clock has jumped to one.