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art 4 sale

this crazy summer
has taken me into uncharted territory
into mornings that begin at 7
long walks and vegetables

grateful for each moment
colors seems brighter
each breath a triumph
extreme gratitude

i have been painting a lot
since my heart attack
2 weeks ago
those paintings r for sale

starting today we will try e bay auctions
see how it goes
all money made will be matched by me
and donated to DTRF.ORG

my wife michelle
was diagnosed with desmoid tumors in june
a mysterious rare – too often fatal disease
that affects 3 in a million people

we were to wed 10 days ago
but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding
luckily –
as i was in ICU that day

when it rains …
things grow
like love and flowers
humans too

so on we go
we married in private
before her surgery
just the 2 of us

when we r both well enough
will have the wedding of r dreams
surrounded by those we cherish
thankful for the love and support
so many have given us
during these trying times

including all of u
stranger-friends
connected thru invisible strands
of wi fi

my heart attack

its a semi-sunny monday
the light bouncing off the flat hudson
mish is sitting next to me
i am happy to be alive

last week i had a heart attack

here is what happened
on tuesday morning
while walking in a parking lot in nyack
i heard a loud commanding voice

“can u help me”

more of  a demand than request
a challenge – a plea
i turned and saw an enormous woman
struggling to get out of her car

she was stuck

“can u help me? she asked again
as i walked toward her
“oh u r rosie odonnell”
yes i am

the ghost of christmas future
me – if i did not wake
there r no accidents i thought
as i braced myself and lifted her

it was not easy
but together we did it
she was up and on her way
with gratitude

a few hours later my body hurt
 i had an ache in my chest
both my arms were sore
everything felt bruised

muscular – i thought
strained or pulled tissue
i went about my day
the pain persisted

i became nauseous
my skin was clammy
i was very very hot
i threw up

maybe this is a heart attack
i googled womens heart attack symptoms
i had many of them
but really? – i thought – naaaa

i took some bayer aspirin
thank god
saved by a tv commercial
literally

i did not call 911
50% of women having heart attacks never call 911
200,000 women die of heart attacks
every year in the US

by some miracle i was not one of them
the next day i went to a cardiologist
the dr did an EKG and sent me to the hospital
where a stent was put in

my LAD was 99% blocked
they call this type of heart attack
i am lucky to be here

know the symptoms ladies
listen to the voice inside
the one we all so easily ignore
CALL 911

save urself

xxx

August 20th, 2012

what a joy she was

August 18th, 2012

R new dog walker

r new dog walker

August 18th, 2012

Vivis opening night

vivis opening night

August 17th, 2012

Frannie n her new painting

frannie n her new painting

August 16th, 2012

Stopped to ask him a ? - its a statue

stopped to ask him a ? – its a statue

August 16th, 2012

A little pre cancer thingy removed on my nose

a little pre cancer thingy removed on my nose

August 16th, 2012

my boy blake

August 15th, 2012

petes baby ellie – not pets