Despite doing their worst AFW is found (by a pair of adolescent cardiologists on the 20 January 2011) to have a  healthy heart with
no apparent heart disease – no pharmaceuticals or intervention required at this time – next appointment three years hence – Ha! Now to An Expedition of A Lifetime .


Increased longevity without quality of life is an empty prize. 

Health expectancy is more important than life expectancy.

Dr Hiroshi Nakajima, Director-General, W.H.O 1997

2 Responses to “THIS HEART OF EMPIRE”

  1. wade Says:

    thanks tony, it took looking at the image attached to bring on a flood of conrad memories:
    “Whether he knew of this deficiency himself I can’t say. I think the knowledge came to him at last–only at the very last. But the wilderness found him out early, and had taken vengeance for the fantastic invasion. I think it had whispered to him things about himself which he did not know, things of which he had no conception till he took counsel with this great solitude–and the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating.”

    They had behind them, to my mind, the terrific suggestiveness of words heard in dreams, of phrases spoken in nightmares.”
    – Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
    happy trails.

    • anthonyfward Says:

      Ave Wade – HoD is the Conrad I’ve read (in BKK for obvious reasons) but you alone made the connection to the character being talked of- not EYE! –
      From now- above is the text for the tomorrow after tomorrow.

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