Originally Published on: Nov 30, 2018
If I could interrupt for a moment to request some prayers.
Without being overly dramatic, I was hit by a motorcycle today. I am wrapping up a visit to Paris. I went to Emergency and got checked out, x-rays, etc. There were no dramatic sprays of blood or fire, sirens and explosions, as is usual when I travel. My time in European cities often resembles a Jason Bourne movie, so that’s a plus.
I’m pretty banged up, with some broken stuff and bruising and strains etc., which gives the lie to the Jason Bourne thing. I didn’t just get up and go on my way.
I would, dear readers, appreciate the support of prayers. The next 48 hours are going to be really painful, and then I get on a long flight home, which will probably be something like 10 hours of hell followed by the next leg, mercifully short, but with jet lag to boot.
So, prayers please.
Meanwhile, I have something to offer up for the petitions I have. I remarked just the other day that when I seriously pray for someone, or when I do things like bless certain medals, etc., I wind up with nasty illnesses or serious injuries. It’s like clockwork. That being the case, this must propel me forward.
UPDATE 1 Dec 2018 (Paris):
Happily, sleep did not abandon me. I got one long segment in.
I hurt all over. I feel rather as if I were hit by a motorcycle. And, that’s about right on target for someone who was, indeed, hit by a motorcycle.
It is amazing how interconnected body stuff is: move one thing and it hurts everywhere. Except for my left elbow. My left elbow is fine.
Saying Mass was a challenge. For the first time, I sat down. I felt like an old man, using my left hand to lift and move my right hand for blessings and so forth. I finger walk my right hand around the surface to reach things. That’s my routine for a while, I fear.
Today has been pretty quiet. I was able to get some writing done and emails answered. I am contemplating making an ADVENTCAzT with the equipment I have on the road, just to see if it can be done.
Finally, for news, I stuck a crowbar in my wallet and got an upgrade for my Atlantic flight tomorrow. Should anyone wish to pitch in, I’d be much obliged.
My banged-up self thanks you in advance.
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