Funny thing happened overnight. I woke up in a cold sweat from a dream I had. It was about my arthritis and in my dream I had gotten so stiff and so tight that I froze in time. Kind of like the movie “Awakenings” (circa the 1970’s) – except minus the Robin Williams in a beard. I couldn’t move and when I tried to it hurt so much. A very odd sensation that even Freud would have trouble dissecting.

In retrospect it’s not exactly laugh-out-loud funny, but the kind of thing that happens to you which shakes you out of a funk and changes the way you look at yourself and your world. If only for a few fleeting minutes. For me it was about how lucky I am to be up and around, not frozen in time, and still able to open (most) bottles of food and drink. Which, when you think about it, is a really good thing…considering the alternative.