posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 02:51 PM
I helped some folks a couple of years back with some "connectivity" issues at a First Nations community... I was presented with a Great Horned Owl
feather, an Eagle feather and a Peregrine feather and my very own made-for-me "Dreamcatcher". Quite an honour my Missus assures me. Too bad I had a
stroke and have not had recollection of any dream since Feb. 20th 1993... that circadian sonambulistic stuff kinda got broke.
Most likely just a self-construct, but I think if I lost those artifacts malady of great mass would befall me. They do seem to tug at my mind from
time to time in a big-issue, big-picture way... sometimes in a positive even insightful manner... sometimes they trigger "absolute and total horror"
- nothin' specific but a touch-stone cognizance of ultra-way-bad stuff happening to someone - freakin' scary window.
My real mojo is a sodium filled beryllium poppet valve stem from a Honda VTR1000SP that fractured at the tulip-radius while in a machine-lathe and
went through the musculature of my right forearm and got stuck a little left of the sagittal plain in my rectus-abdominus... And no I wasn't running
the lathe... I was 30 feet away.
The ER doc at Sunnybrooke gave it to me... 'keep it my rolly-cabinet at the garage. Is it lucky? Won't go to the track or swing a leg over anything
serious without it... 'tried once - sky-ground, sky-ground, sky-ground, thud, slide-meat-grind, thud, fade-to-black... &!#$^* - WTFH and of course
some numby saw my Mary-Lou Retton-esque cartwheel and lost focus in the braking zone on turn-in and proceeded to run me over with an R1 Yammy in it's
natural physical position... followed by the enevitable well-meaning and quite daring track worker (those guys and gals are great and braver than me)
who knows me personally who sees blood leaking from several places including from under my Shoei and asks, "Are you OK?".
Oh yeah, that valve stem is worth having tucked in boot - big-time, everytime... I'll wax-rip Niche, "That which does not kill me..."
Put the left sock on 1st !!!!!