Read about Morgan Freeman’s Story #fibromyalgia

This Earth That Holds Me Fast Will Find Me Breath -The Morgan Freeman story

By Tom Chiarella

We walk. First to a large pond, big enough that I would call it a small lake. Freeman dug this pond himself, before the house was built. “I finished it July 4, 1996,” he says. “And it started to fill that very day.” It looks pretty homemade, rough-hewn, scrappy at its edges. There Freeman stands on the bank, looking toward the details only the pond maker can see. It’s hard not to watch him watching something else. The man stares into the distance better than anyone, ever. I ask: Are there fish in here?

“There were fish in here days after it filled,” he says.

I nod. “So you stocked it.”

“It stocked itself. The world takes over pretty fast.”

Another paradox. A man-made pond, left to settle into the ecosystem of its own device, as if it were a citizen of the natural world rather than a collection pond scraped out of the earth by a movie star.

“I built it for protection,” he says. “My land sits on the very edge of the delta.”

Oh, flooding.

He gives me a look then, stern and a bit wide-eyed, then speaks as if he’d just cleared his throat. “The delta doesn’t flood.”

“Not out here?”

“Not from the river, anyway,” he says.

“I didn’t know that,” I allow.

“This isn’t a floodplain,” he continues. “I wouldn’t build on a floodplain. I’d be a fool to do that.”

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About Michelle Arbore

I am 36 years old, married for 8 years and have an almost 3 year old, Michael Richard. We also have two cats (Anibel & Mama). I own my own social media management and coaching business that allows me to work from home. I like to read, listen to music, take photos, learn new things, shop, watch TV and spend time with family and friends. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. I have suffered from this disease for over 15 years now. I started my blog so I could have a place to vent about what I am feeling. It has turned into a place where I post information about this disease, talk about books that I am reading about Fibro, and getting to meet other people who suffer from this.
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7 Responses to Read about Morgan Freeman’s Story #fibromyalgia

  1. Susi says:

    Hi Michelle, I`m Susi from Uruguay, South America.

    I came through your blog and became interested because I`ve a friend that has fibromyalgia.

    She suffered from pains and weakness and was always sitting in a chair, sofa or in bed. Somebody told her to start drinking Aloe Vera, Omega and other natural nutritional complements and today she is a happy and active working woman.

    All what our body needs is a good nutrition and today our everyday´s food doesn´t have it; it´s full of pesticides, conservatives, hormons.

    If you´re interested in having information for you and for anybody you know who has fibromyalgia I´ll be glad to assist you and tell you where to get your products.

    Love Susi

    • Jenny says:

      Wow Aloe Vera, Omega and other compliments and she’s working again?! That is great! I would love to be working again. I’d love to know where to get these product. GNC, grocery stores or specialty stores? Thanks!

  2. Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Bonnie Gean says:

    I didn’t know Morgan Freeman suffered from Fibrymyalgia.

    This is the actor we’re talking about, right? I love this guy!

    • Unfortunately, you never hear of anyone suffering from this because people still don’t consider this a disease. I am going to do a search of stars to see who suffers from this and I will be surprised if I find more than a handful.

      • Bonnie Gean says:

        I still say I suffer from it as well, but the doctors are always wanting to send you for “test this and test that” and they never get to the bottom of it.

        My leg has been bothering me all week. Sharp pains in the calve area that shoot up the leg. Doctor says it’s sciatica, but I refuse to agree. It’s constant. It doesn’t take a break and regular pain meds don’t alleviate the pain.

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