Chapter three: The morning life changed

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Here in Sweden we celebrate the summer solstice, or Midsummer as we call it. It’s an important holiday filled with food, family and friends. I had just met Tiny, and we had spent the week before Midsummer trying to get a good picture of him. The little bird intrigued us, and he was difficult to catch with a camera.
It was a happy time and I was in a happy place. No real worries, no real problems. I had clear goals of what I wanted to achieve and I knew I was on the right track. At least until that devastating Midsummer morning.  We slept in, we had a large party ahead of us that evening and we wanted to be rested. I woke up, and I felt a slight disorientation; where was I?
I recognized our bedroom, the lamp hanging from the ceiling. The old tile-stove in the corner. The drapes in the windows. It was a sunny morning, I could see that. The sun found its way through the creases in the fabric and a soft light spread throughout the room.
I knew where I was, I recognized the settings, but something was different; it was as if I wasn’t there. When my conscience started to absorb more of the outside world, I realized that I missed half of my body. My left side was gone, non-existing.


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