I'm not at all up to speed. My lists are so long as to be overwhelming. Isn't it wonderful that on some days we fly effortlessly. But this is not one of those days. Today my little canoe has turned sideways in the stream and is in a struggle to right itself. I am being patient with myself and consoling myself with coffee and cream which I've been trying to give up.
John and I sat with a close friend on Wednesday who has had a sudden health reversal. John cooked a big pot of chicken soup while I held a hurt paw in my hand, sending love and healing. Our friend needed a hug and so we responded. We have the power to hurt or heal. We must take that power reverently and use it for helping.
We have been eating from the garden each night. Good, nurturing food. And yet my heart is heavy today. I'll recover quickly. Not to worry. I'm just saying.
This makes me smile. My bosom girlfriend of 34 years made this for me last winter. The movie star is Jorge Negrete, a civilized, beautiful human being with a voice like an angel. Most of his movies were made in the late '40's in Mexico and Spain. He was briefly married to the international movie star Maria Felix, also from Mexico. On top of the shrine are 3 match boxes that were trades from Artfest and that I love dearly. Art consoles me when I am sad.
Can you read the caption? It says, "Charm against cold, dark winter". Thank you my good friend for the strength this piece gives me today in the heart of my own heavy state of mind. It makes a difference to feel the kindness that surrounds us.