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Monday, June 21, 2010

A Concise List of Healing




Burying one's nose in a fresh bunch of lavender, breathing deep. Repeat.
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Enjoying the first fruits of a garden: the first strawberry (still a touch too tart, but sun-warmed and worth it all the same), the first radishes slipped from the soil and barely dusted before being crunched into, the first bowl of sugar snap peas, each plumper than the last.
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Holding, arranging, examining treasures of driftwood shared from the beach excursions of others.
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Short jaunts out to breakfast (ohhh the vegan potatoes at Big Blue Cafe! and OH! I still have some leftovers...) and the farmer's market before falling back into bed.
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Sitting on the back steps in the late afternoon sun talking with one's soul sister.
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Logging more hours in bed in one week than in an average month.
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Fresh deliveries of tulips, iris, and moss-filled bark slabs.
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Countless cups of tea, whole pints of blueberries, and the kind of fussing only one's parents can deliver.
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Being snuggled on by furry piles of kitty.
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Resting easy on the wings and winds of love and prayers from friends near and far.


From the cushy depths of my sofa,
and with all my adoration,
- Umber

14 comments:

resolute twig said...

I am so glad to hear that the healing is going well.
Sending love from the North...
xo, susie

UmberDove said...

My friend, your love has not gone unnoticed!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Oh, this is so heartwarming: I am so excited to read about your beautiful life :)

Massive hugs.

xoxoxox,
Allison

Lizzy Derksen said...

I am much too happy that you're going to be well, that you have fresh flowers and blueberries to devour, that you are being taken care of and taking care of yourself. I don't know you, but I feel that I know you so well, and am grateful for it. Have a beautiful day.

Hurrah for Umber!

MrsLittleJeans said...

More pleased than you know it.... Take very good care!

XOXO

The Noisy Plume: said...

xxxxxxxxx

Taddyporter said...

looking radiant is a sure sign of healing and that you are....and what treasures to be found in your garden(and perhaps some kittylogs as well ewwwwww as they are plentiful~logs and cats~'round these parts).......take care lovely!

mme. bookling said...

you would have also had a bright yellow bouquet to come home to had FTD not EFFED up my order. BLERG.

hope you felt the light pouring over you anyway.

i will be calling your face soon.

Snailentina said...

Kelly! So glad to finally see a post from you, webby friend. Thanks for showing us that half face smile <3 Welcome back ^_^ Today is a special day. May the summer solstice sun shine healing rays on you!

Nancy*McKay said...

...wishing your photos were...scratch & sniffs... loveLOVElove that lavender...& YOU sweet dove!

jordan said...

i really honestly cant' tell you how happy i am that you're HOME and on your way to healing and being out of this phase and onto the next...i'm thinking about what other beatiful vegan thingies i can bake you and send by mail. I think i've got a good one on my mind ;)

sending a whole lotta heartfelt love your way
xoxo

sylvestris said...

What a beautiful meditation--your best gift to yourself and to others! Generous souls are always strong.

xo
Dorothy

Alice Istanbul said...

I found you through Kerin's blog. So relieved to hear that you're doing well. Wishing you comfort and a super speedy recovery.

Jenn said...

Heart and thoughts with you. And miss you!