Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode
Explode and tear this town apart
Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
Find somebody itching for something to start
Bruce Springsteen, “The Promised Land”
When I originally returned home from New York, I wanted to go to my house. I needed to pick up some items, but mostly I just wanted to be in my house. I stood at the bottom of the stairs and looked up. Could I make it? How could I be so weak? This recovery road is long, but bullheaded I was I determined I had to try. I made it up the stairs exhausted, and then I needed help to get back down. Clearly, I wasn’t ready to move home.
Fast forward a month later and through the benefits of physical therapy and exercise the stairs while still daunting are able to be scaled without too much thought. The time to move home has arrived. While being fortunate enough to have been given the time and place to heal, I am ready to move back to my house.
So say goodbye it's Independence Day
It's Independence Day
All down the line
Just say goodbye it's Independence Day
Bruce Springsteen, “Independence Day”
Thank you so much to my parents for providing me a place of respite and care to allow me to heal and get back to this place. I can only hope that my progress will continue at the same pace.