LMLK in Me

Probably due to increased physical exercise, I experienced some unusual medical symptoms at the end of May, which prompted some exhaustive tests. I’m ambivalent towards learning that all the results were negative (no disease or internal injury found) because it would be comforting to know exactly what caused the symptoms.

This was the first time I underwent a CT (computed tomography) scan, & it was actually fun to review the images of my abdominal region. Here’s a sample:

Now at least no one can legitimately accuse me of not having any guts!

After studying all 202 slices from 3 dimensions, I chose this particular one because I think it indicates what caused my ill symptoms.

In the modified version below, I highlighted the apparent problems … the long stroke of my Mem was way too vertical, & my Kaf was completely out-of-line with the other 3 letters.

One of my favorite pop songs from the 70s came to mind (lyrics composed by Tobias “Bias” Boshell, slightly modified by me):

Ain’t got no trouble in my life
No foolish dream to make me cry
I’m never frightened or worried
I know I’ll always get by

I heat up, I cool down
When something gets in my way I go round it
Don’t let life get me down
Gonna take it the way that I found it

I’ve got [lamelech] in me
I’ve got [lamelech] in me
I’ve got [lamelech] in me

They say that life is a circle
But that ain’t the way that I found it
Gonna move in a straight line
Keeping my feet firmly on the ground

I heat up, I cool down
I’ve got words in my head so I say them
Don’t let life get me down
Catch a hold of my blues, gonna play them

I’ve got [lamelech] in me
I’ve got [lamelech] in me
I’ve got [lamelech] in me

Feel funky, feel good
Gonna tell you I’m in the neighborhood
Gonna fly like a bird on the wing
Hold onto your hat honey – sing, sing, sing, sing

I will sing to the LORD while I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being” (Psalms 104:33; 146:2).

G.M. Grena

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