The Angel's Bargain
For a walk along a tumbling stream foaming in golden light - Congestive heart failure.
For enjoying the aroma of a juniper berry pinched open with fingernails - Cancer of the bladder.
For fascination with the pattern of migrating birds flying high - Parkinson’s disease.
For basking in sunshine while leaning against a smooth boulder - Lewy body dementia.
For the sight of a single strand of spider’s gossamer floating in the breeze - Macular degeneration.
For the sound of a toddler squealing with joy, both arms in the air - Rheumatoid arthritis.
For the privilege of existing in order to reflect the glory of the Universe back to itself - Bargain accepted.