Do you ever have days when you just feel crummy?Yesterday was one of those for me.I have this thing in my neck called a Chari malformation which means essentially that my brain is to big for my skull and so 5 mm of it is down in spine which causes issues with chronic pain .There is really nothing that can be done about it as the surgery is so dangerous to repair it that the neurologist told me that he wouldn't let his child have it.This means basically I deal with it and I do so without narcotics.See Photo above.
So yesterday while waiting for the pain to get better I watched a Tivoed segment of Masterpiece Mystery called Wallender (go to the PBS website to watch a clip of it. The series of mysteries that Henning Menkell writes feature Detective Wallender.I really enjoyed this segment and plan to watch them all in the coming weeks. I like Wallender because he is so real. In most TV dramas the featured actor is very handsome.Wallender is everyday in every way . He doesn't eat right,doesn't sleep well, takes everything personally and has a father with Dementia.He is like most of us very flawed and human . I like characters like this.I plan to read all of Menkells books starting with the one above.
I encourage all of you to watch this .The cinematography of Southern Sweden where the book is set is stunningly beautiful and for those of us in the Northwest will make you think of here more than a few times.
I am going to my chores so that I can watch the first part of the final of American Idol. I like Adam but his screaming on every song tends to get on my nerves so I will root for Chris .
Hope you all have a lovely day.
"The skerry was resting in the sea. It was like being in a cradle, or on a deathbed, he thought. All the voices hidden in the cliff were whispering. Even rocks have memories, as do waves and breakers. And down below, in the darkness where fish swam along invisible and silent channels, there were also memories." — Henning Mankell (Depths: A Novel)