Widowmaker

WidowmakerSomething hasn’t been right for a while.

A gnawing feeling of mortality.

And then I was on a Caribbean beach every day.

Walking from the water 15 yards on soft sand I could barely make it to the chair. A dizziness?? Ignored it. It’s been going on for a good while. Flew home and was given a “procedure” to install my 4th stent in a new dedicated operating room right out of a science fiction movie. A monitor, 4 feet by 5 feet, was positioned just inches from me where my doctor focused his skills. It led him to my “Widowmaker” Artery. Google it.

This is the arterial junction between the right and the left main heart arteries. I had 80% Blockage. Heart attack territory.

The right and the left arteries must be able to do their jobs. In me they couldn’t.

It seems that in our nation we have a similar situation. Surgery and change look necessary. We have a surgeon that nobody likes the looks of. He’s different. But if he can’t operate…??

The President is in charge of the heart of the nation. Congress is the Widowmaker if the left and right become dysfunctional. Democrats and Republicans are not acting in our country’s best interests, just their own. Politics is clogging our arteries. Hello? Invisible corruption is rampant. Coats and ties try to suggest maturity and wisdom.

In 1776 hearts came together to enshrine equality in our greatest of all nations.

The world looks up to us for hope and Truth.

The Statue of Liberty is becoming a widow.

What can we do Charlie Brown?

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Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 11 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.

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