zaterdag 27 juli 2013


I am not afraid to die, he says, I still take the maximum out of each day like I always did. And I have an excellent doctor, she is the most clever lady I have ever met, I do everything she says and nothing more. No matter what people say.

I am told that he is a very sick man, and that his name is on the waiting list for a transplantation. Hence the temporary job, until his operation, whenever that will be.

But it's my wife, he sighs, she is driving me absolutely crazy. She cannot understand that I won't search on the Internet all day and grasp every single possibility there is in the world to get better.

With his eyes on me I nod, not knowing what to say. It would be easy to agree and take his side. Obviously I admire the way he deals with it all, and I have never actually met his wife, but how could I NOT sympathize with her?

sudden thunder
their argument

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Prachtig, indringend verhaal met uitstekende passende haiku.

  2. Zeker een indringende haibun, en ook herkenbaar. Er is inderdaad geen goede of foute manier om met zo'n situatie om te gaan. Iedereen moet daar zijn of haar eigen pad in bewandelen.

    1. Klopt, Bouwe. En doordat iedere persoon verschillend is, is ook elke situatie weer anders.
      Bedankt voor je reactie.