This is a commentary about the slow lane, about the slowing of time since I suffered a severe brain injury while skateboarding with my dog. This is a blog about recovery; about our '82 VW Westfalia. It's about writing, surfing, camping, married life, bleeding ulcers that make you feel old at 32; about family, friends, and my dog Artie; it's about cruising in fourth gear, getting passed by every car and learning to appreciate every second of it.
Tomorrow is our fourth wedding anniversary. It is also the day, two years ago, that I fell.
Needless to say I have some mixed feelings about September 22. For me it was the day that I married the woman I love. The person that on one summer night 18 years ago in Florida, I met; the start to a relationship that will last my lifetime.
At the same time it is the day that I nearly lost it all. A day that fractured my skull and my family.
It's not an issue of which one matters more. I know which one that is. It's that the injury will be there, for both of us.