Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Day 2. Marti. Asta e povestea pe care o s-o fac. Mi-au cerut sa o prezint in forma de mai jos. Cica ajuta sa intelegi mai bine ce e important. Si cica e bine sa o prezinti asa unui editor, ca sa ti-o aprobe, cand mai sunt enshpe fotografi care se lupta cu tine pe acelasi buget de deplasare. So:

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word "endurance" as the ability to withstand hardship or adversity and sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity, such of that of a marathon runner. If we agreed that stage IV colon cancer was significant hardship and that the death of a husband filled in for adversity, we'd have to say that attorney Cynthia Suter of Moberly, Mo has had her share of endurance tests. And if that was not enough, she has an ill father to take care of.

George Suter, aged 86, has undergone prostate cancer surgery a few years ago and has moved in with her ever since. He is half deaf but too stubborn to get a hearing device. He also finds it useless to give up smoking at this age. Despite his frail health, he smokes like a chimney.

The old man has taken control Cynthia’s living room, where he spends most of his time watching TV, with the volume turned all the way up. The remote control is a battle ground. Whoever grabs it has his way.

Suter is running up in the Associate Circuit Court Judge electoral race. This has taken up most of her time off. When she is not working, she is campaigning. There’s almost no time and patience left for George.

She breaks out every now and then: "I really love him, he's a great man, but sometimes I feel I'm going crazy. I just want my house to be mine again. But we do what we have to do in life."

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