Yesterday I went to the movies with the girls from my old book club. We saw, "Never Let Me Go", which completely screwed up my emotional status quo. It was a brilliant film with all that great acting and amazing storyline and brilliant cinematography, yada, yada... but the concept was utterly devastating really. Clones bred for organ donation. I found myself crying my eyes out by end. Mainly because it was an all too bitter reminder of my own experiences of being present when a young brain-dead person becomes an organ donor. I hadn't realised it would open up such raw emotion. It's been at least 20 years since 12 year-old Sam (who came off a skateboard) and about 10 years since the 18 year-old boy with the smiley face drawn on his hand (who was riding on the bonnet of a car) went off to theatre to donate. Working in the operating theatres, occasionally this sort of thing comes up and while organ donation is a brilliant concept and I endorse it 100%, being there for the end of a young person's short and tragic life is not. So, to cheer myself up, I am including some baby elephant photos. I actually found them the other day at the request of a four year-old who insisted I Google "baby animals". Life is just SO precious that instead of crying about the loss of it, I should think about the beauty and wonder of it. Bring on David Attenborough and his DVDs!
I sound like I'm in one of my Gloom Pits, but I'm not really! This delicious Afghan biscuit, made by a gorgeous girl from the coffee shop, was SENSATIONAL and has also contributed to my good mood.
By the way, I have a new blog! It's a blog just for my running rants and raves. I have decided I really need to keep my running life and my everyday life separate or running will overwhelm me. It is already eating up most of my brain cells and worrying energy! I just read a fellow runner's Facebook post, for instance, that tomorrow we are down for 17km worth of training! Shite! @#$% So, for running rants, go to my new blog entitled, "Fourteen Weeks" and see what happens. Maybe you will learn to love running too!