THOUGHT WHEN YOUR BEST FRIEND HAS A HEART ATTACK

Prognosis is meh (damage to four out if six valves), but the cardiologist said the body is miraculous and medicine isn't infallible. She is 54.
  1. We are not young anymore
    In fact, we are at that age when where we are the target market for afflictions that were previously reserved for grandparents and parents.
  2. We are not tough anymore
    Even though she called for her own ambulance, dressed and waited outside for them, her relief when I walked into her room hours after admission to ICU brought us both to tears.
  3. We need a village; we are not invincible any more
    Mobilized her neighbors and colleagues and what family is reliable. We have shit covered for now and now is all any of us--especially she--should be focused on. She is most terrified of losing her fierce independence as permanent effects in quality of life are unknown.
  4. I had a draft list called "Possible themes for 2016", but now it is a single-item list:
    BODY IS A TEMPLE