Good Morning Downtowners,
I have found the item that will allow me to live with pd - I’ve found the miracle item that will save my life. A bicycle, a simple bicycle like the one I had in six grade - that bike got stolen one sad day. It was a metallic blue Schwin StingRay... I still remember the serial number etched in the frame - BB26069. Funny I can’t find my wallet - but a number from almost 50 years ago, wow. Let’s see if I can remember any other useless information.
See, my cognitive ability seems to be normal - and I was just kidding, I know where my wallet is. This I also owe to riding my bicycle (or more accurately our roommate Nancy-Laurel’s Bicycle as fast as I can for at least an hour each day. I combine that with 100 pushups throughout the day (10 at a time) countless reps with free weighs - countless reps with no more than 35 lbs on the bar.
Let me back up because I forgot one very important thing - stretching. Stretch like you did when you were a kid - heck do everything like you were still a kid: run , jump, play, stretch, yawn, laugh -plan for the future. Have hope in life - find joy in living. Be it your life with perfect health , your life with cancer, or your life with parkinson’s - it’s still the set life you’ve ever had. Live it with gusto!
That is the only way I’ll ever live with parkinson’s - I know I ‘m going to die with (not from) it. Dying is the easy part - I’ve figured out how to live with it. And that is information I’ll never be able to forget.
Old Bay Street
I went to a party last night at a nightclub in our ever increasingly vibrant downtown entertainment area. The area around the old library and the Florida theatre has taken off. What once used to be a ghost town after 5pm and on the weekends has now become a mecca for local live musical entertainment. I want to thank the guys in the band Yankee Slickers for letting me sit in on a couple of tunes with them - it was a pleasure and an honor.
I would also like to give a big hurrah to the workers, management and owners of the Dive Bar on Bay street. They made me feel right at home and more than welcome. I will be back.
just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\