Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Vignette

I am mentally back in my writer’s chair and will be adding many entries over the next several months to tell the middle and final parts of my story. 

Meanwhile, given the date, I offer this vignette of my Valentine.

Not long after my discharge from the hospital and soon after we smoothed out the contours of an icky at-home procedure, I was wearing my “adult diaper” and a pajama top with hair tufts growing out all over my head post-chemo. My husband was wearing pajamas and kneeling at my bare feet sorting out medical bandages, bags and tubes. He paused for a slip of a second, looked up at me and said, “You are so beautiful.”

Jean DiMotto, 2012