July 10, 2007

"'I'm an asshole,' he replied, completely in character."

She'd just said, "You're some kind of a miracle."

8 comments:

vet66 said...

Attitude is the only thing we have control over. The strength of his character is evident as he controls his traumatized body.

Inspirational!

Internet Ronin said...

The strength of his character is evident as he controls his traumatized body.

Yes, and the strength of her character is evident as she has struggled day after day, week after week, month after month, with both his traumatized body and his evanescent mind.

Inspirational!

I agree!

Troy said...

Thanks for the link Ann. I echo the inspirational sentiment.

Viola Jaynes said...

I am sorry to ask this, but what story is this referring to?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Viola Jaynes: The author of Ambivablog, Annie Gottlieb, is married to Jacques Sandelescu who is a survivor of Russian work camps and wrote of his heroic escape from it in his book "Donbas." He came to America and made a life for himself as a boxer, a jazz club owner, a bouncer, among others. He is suffering from a Parkinson's-like illness, possibly related to his boxing career, and Annie is his everyday caregiver. They live together in North Carolina, muddling along. She blogs often about his day-to-day events. He has recently made great progress in strength, movement and intellectual connection. Not long ago, he was mostly bedridden and seemingly at death's door. But this is J, after all, and he won't go easy.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Viola: You should also know that Jacques had a TV/movie career, mostly playing East European thugs. That's the gist of the 'completely in character' remark.

Viola Jaynes said...

Thanks so much Anne for bringing me up to speed on this. I'll check out her blog.

blake said...

I think they're both miraculous.