Thursday, February 23, 2012

delayed CPR

Our computer slipped into a coma yesterday morning.
We thought it had died.
We began to make final arrangements.
We spoke softly and went about the house with a pucker on our forehead.
There were things we would miss.
Things left undone.
Today, in an act of desperation, or denial, who knows, my husband tried to start it up.
The computer leapt back to life.
Perhaps the heroic effort made yesterday morning, wielding the vacuum cleaner hose, had brought it back from the brink like delayed CPR.
It likely has one foot on a banana peel, but we are grateful its days have been extended.

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