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Flaubert’s Parrot

Actually it will be Josie… my last dying vision, her barking at me and telling me to climb that hill with her one last time. Or maybe my bleak outlook is really what the nurses are telling me, just a medication reaction. Anyway, my blood pressure is way up, six weeks after open heart surgery, and so they’ve changed all my meds. My hiking and exercise has been throttled way back, and I’m impatient, so I’m mentally calling on Josie to lead me back to serenity like she did before, just a mere three years ago.

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