Mixing Metaphors

Tunne;

It’s been my experience that the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel isn’t sunshine or a train- it’s a carrot. A metaphorical carrot, of course. It’s the light that keeps you moving forward, plodding like the donkey with that goddamn carrot hanging just beyond his reach.

But for the first time in a long time, and I’ll deny it if you ever tell anyone I said this, I can almost believe that it might be sunshine at the end.

At this point though, I’d settle for a carrot.

15 thoughts on “Mixing Metaphors

  1. “Carrots help you see in the dark!” You can now see the sunshine – what a hard time you have all been through and I pray that your sister continues to strengthen each day. You are the Guiding Star – be strong and safe.
    Huge bear hugs

  2. God! Don’t ever stop writing, whatever else happens. I wish you, your sister and your family much good fortune for the road ahead. I love your art; it’s inspirational — but omg.. your words! Best, m

    http://www.moiralaw.ca

  3. We donated my sister’s organs when she died. I didn’t know it’d be such a heartbreaking and difficult process, but it truly is, even when you feel it’s the right thing to do, even if you always planned on doing it. But I’ve had one friend live (and have two babies since) after a liver transplant, another live after a kidney/pancreas transplant, a childhood friend just got two new lungs after a lifetime of cystic fibrosis and now this wonderful post from you. Those are the bits I remember.

    So happy to hear this news. Sending my good juju in your general direction and a special thought for the donor family.

  4. /me loves liver. I’m kinda vegetarian but always make an exception for fish and for liver. Everybody should! Liver is also super healthy as Whiskey’s sister just proved to us.

  5. Why, Whiskey, is that an actual note of optimism I detected at the end of that post? Don’t worry, I’ll never tell. lol
    Thank you for sharing this great news with all of us! All these wonderful comments have said so well all the things I felt reading this post. “That’s what she said” was priceless!
    Your writing about the darkest experiences still always has a ray of light peeking through.
    And who knows, maybe this post will provide a carrot for someone else out there going through a similar situation.

  6. wonderful! You wont believe the change in her….it will start with pink cheeks, and bright eyes! Enjoy!!!! I’m glad your writing it all down. I hope for you one day…you can look back and read it ..with out worry with out fear…..hugs to you and your sister!

  7. I was starting to think the Geek Squad had put your computer out of your misery. Instead we get this excellent and joyous news. And still we can tell it’s from Whiskey. Tell your sister we all said hey. ;)

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