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It is four in the morning. The Jetstar A330 from Osaka touches down at nearby Cairns Airport. I hear the long braking run. No reverse thrust is used, thoughtful pilots.

I wake from a weird dream. Low sugar?

Yep, I’m still a diabetic.

With heavy heart I start the daily diabetes grind: check blood, correct, eat, exercise, inject, check, correct, etc., etc.

Some days are like that.

Then I open Facebook. The first post in my feed contains some photos by a ‘friend’ who lives at the other side of the world. I’ve never met him, know little about him, will most likely never meet him, yet it’s as if he has been a best buddy for years.

The wonder of Facebook.

The photo is of his daughter’s delight at receiving her first wheelchair.

My troubles are mere trifles.

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About the author Rien

dutch by birth 🇳🇱 | australian by choice 🇦🇺 | type 1 diabetic 💉 | vegan 🥕 | married ❤️⚭ | grandfather 👴🏻 | fuji fiend 📷 | boat builder and sailor ⛵️ | exercise fanatic 🚴 | seeker no more 🚫📖

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2 Comments

  1. I wonder why I never stop whinging!!

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  2. Beautiful post. That gorgeous photo made me smile. We’re definitely on the same wavelength. 🙂

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