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yeeeeoouuch! Speedy recovery Dennis! ....Terry
>From: "Dennis W. Leas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 22:48:42 -0500
>Hello Fellow Loopists!
>I've been away...
>On July 7th, I was in a rather nasty bicycle accident. I broke my
>in two places; eight consecutive ribs in my back (all along my left side);
>snapped-off several "transverse processes" (those little ears that stick
>on the sides of the vertebrae); and I had a hemothorax (collapsed lung).
>And the spot I crashed in? Filled with poison ivy!
>Fortunately, my prognosis is good. I probably will suffer no permanent
>paralysis. (ALWAYS wear a helmet!) Everything (all arms, legs, fingers,
>toes, neck, etc.) was functioning for several days immediately after the
>accident. Currently my left arm is non-functional but the docs believe
>is temporary due to internal swelling around my left clavicle. It might
>seem odd, but I'm definitely celebrating my good fortune. If the impact
>occurred one inch closer, I'd have a damaged spinal cord.
>Since I'll be off of work for a several weeks, I've re-subscribed with
>another address. So contact me at email@example.com instead of
>For the next few weeks I'll probably read email rather erratically. In
>meantime, I'll read the archives to catch-up.
>BTW: My neurologist is an mbira-ist! He showed me one of his instruments.
>It's the finest mbira I've every seen. One of those instruments that
>alive when you play it! (I think I'll eventually convince him to get a
>Great to be back! And looping!
>Breathe the air. Enjoy simple breathing as a kind of looping. See your
>family and friends and enjoy their company again. It's a kind of loop as
>well. Revel in life, music, and love. Perhaps they're all loops of a
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