While writing can sometimes be a very lonely profession or hobby, it's also a way of preserving my sanity. I have three daughters, all teenagers, and recently my middle daughter got a severe case of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) caused by a gallstone blockage in the bile duct. This causes excrutiating pain and can cause a host of other problems, but luckily after dealing with this off and on, and after two hospital stays, she's getting her gallbladder removed tomorrow. So, what does any of this have to do with writing? Well, I've had to spend every day with her in the hospital, and several overnight stays as well, which is very taxing, however, with my laptop, I can write when she's sleeping. My writing takes me away from the stress and worry of what's happening to my child. I can live in the story I'm working on and have, albeit a temporary, break from reality. Then, when I'm needed again in the real world, I'm reasonably refreshed and can better deal with the circumstances. Hospital writing may not be the perfect environment, but with everything that's occurring and the energy that buzzes through the halls, it does lend itself to being a creative environment. Tomorrow, while my sweet angel is in surgery, I can write and keep the worry at bay.
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SPES Children's Orphanage in Togo, Africa