Tuesday, November 17, 2009


U went into labour just after midnight last night (i.e. this morning), three days before her scheduled caesarian. U and daughter are fine, G is wandering around the hospital delirious with relief and happiness, Oma is upstairs with Ralph.

An odd thing: just after midnight last night, lying in bed, I suddenly had an urgent desire to figure out how I might get to their house in the middle of the night, and how long it would take to get there. I decided that waiting for a taxi would be slower than walking, and therefore that it would take me nearly twenty minutes from a lying start (as it were), and with that the urgency passed.

At about the same time, G was wondering who to call to take care of Ralph for the hour it would take U's cousin to drive Oma in from their house in the country; he concluded that I could not get there fast enough, and called Famous Photographer instead.

It's probably just a coincidence, but it is a very interesting one.

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Blogger Dale said...

Yes, interesting!

November 17, 2009 at 2:13:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Savtadotty said...

Oma was my mother's name ever after her first grandchild was born in Holland. There were no other omas within our circle, so I was momentarily shocked to read her name in your blog!

November 17, 2009 at 3:01:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Zhoen said...

I think we know, when there is a lot of emotion and a need. Impossible to replicate in a lab. The real thing has a potency to it.

November 18, 2009 at 1:20:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Steve Ballmer said...

Interesting writing indeed

November 26, 2009 at 3:58:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Thanks, Steve, glad to have you aboard. Don't let my frequent anti-Microsoft tirades upset you.

November 26, 2009 at 9:38:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Anonymous Seraphine said...

and they say there are no coincidences.
it sounds like you are having wonderful adventures in your life, udge.
es freut mir. schlaff gut heute abend.

November 27, 2009 at 1:12:00 a.m. GMT+1  

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