Take Up Thy Bed and Walk

When I departed for Europe less than two months after having a full knee replacement, I knew that I was pushing myself. The only alternative to walking had to be using a wheelchair. At the airports, that was no problem. I was treated like a VIP which, on an airplane, means business or first class. Not only did I fly to Athens, Greece, but I also flew with Dimitris to Dubai for a week. Upon our arrival in Dubai, I exited through a private door on the opposite side from which the regular passengers departed where I was greeted with the wheelchair and transported through customs miraculously. One of our first excursions in Dubai was to the enormous Dubai Mall where we found wheelchairs available at no charge. Dimitris readily put me in one and made what would have been a walking challenge, a sitting pleasure. Of course, I began to realize that I could become very accustomed to this kind of codling. I now understand better why, when Jesus said, “Take up thy bed and walk,” there may have been some hesitation.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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