Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I was wondering about this machine last year. Unbeknown to me, they were working on one in my city, right under my nose. I'm always the last to know until I open up the paper and read about it. But it's very cool. I'm not sure when there will be practical applications for MS, but that can't be too far away. I must phone around and see if I know anyone connected with the machine that I can cajole into giving me a tour......though I suppose I'll have to promise not to try and take it apart no matter how badly I want to see the little parts.
I drive by a sign on the highway outside the local food bank office. They always have some interesting little sayings up there and the one that's been there for the past couple of days really made me think and I meant to incorporate it into yesterday's post :"He who limps is still walking." That reminds me of the scene in the Monty Python movie The Holy Grail with the knight whose arms and legs are cut off and he shouts to his fleeing assailant, "Come back and I'll bite you to death!" As long as there is life, there is will. And as they say, where there's a will there's a way. We should all take a page from Herrad and remember to acknowledge the difficulties while celebrating the victories, even if it means hanging on by our teeth.
I am pleased to report on the first flowers of spring. OK, so they aren't actually sprouting from my garden. A beautiful pot of crocus was left in front of my door the other night by a secret admirer. I suspected one person but she insists it wasn't her. Anyway, it turns out that the flowers are part of a fundraising campaign by the CNIB, Canadian National Institute for the Blind. So I phoned the CNIB and became their corporate contact for my workplace. I do it for the MS Carnation and Cancer Society Daffodil campaigns. So what's one more? I'm no closer to discovering who left them for me but I do have some gorgeous flowers. And I'll plant the bulds later so they'll come up in the spring.