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Thursday, October 25, 2012

It looks like this

It looks like this
A bright red nose and chain-drinking tea.  Avocado peels still on the kitchen counter, along with the rest of breakfast's dishes.  Robins splashing in the birdbath.  A sky so brightly grey I squint behind sunglasses.  We're nearly out of toilet paper due to the continual sneeze fits, as well as licorice tea and anything that might someday resemble a green juice.  I wear pajamas disguised as thick leggings and cable knit sweaters.  Neighbors baking sugar cookies, the scent intoxicating.  Bathing with slices of whole fresh ginger.  From the studio the peregrine winks from her twelve inches of canvas while the wolf, shadowy in outline still, leaps through a dusky sky.  The trashy remains of a manicure sparkle on thumbs, the rest picked off during a body-flu-movie-marathon.  Words of wisdom from soul sisters float against the ceiling:
"You are earth's daughter.  You are always on time.  And you are right sized for the life you wish to lead."

11 comments:

Joyful said...

Get well soon. Keep warm. Hugs. xx

layla may said...

you have the amazing ability to make a cold sound so romantic............i wish you well on your recovery x

Brandi said...

I hope you feel well soon!

Allisunny S. said...

I love you :) xo

Brittany said...

a lovely post. i hope you're back in good health soon.

MrsLittleJeans said...

Get well soon...

Cat said...

get better sister

love and light

pencilfox said...

sometimes we are right where we are meant to be, even if we do not think so.

hope you feel better soon.

xx

prairiegirl said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling very well. Dang flu. I just got over it myself. At least we get to catch up on movies and Frasier reruns! I keep thinking about your upcoming calendar/paintings of the "wild bunch". I raise my cup of licorice tea in hopes you are up and running soon! Love x

kathleen van buskirk said...

feel better. cant wait to see the rest of your calendar!

Sandra Dunn said...

Hope you feel better soon.
I will have to try a ginger bath - sounds nice.