07 November 2008
Friday fill-ins - and let the healing begin
1. My blueprint for success includes so many curves and swirls and retraced lines that I have long lost track of what I'm supposed to be building.
2. Lemon drops were the last candy I ate. (The song lies. Troubles do not melt like lemon drops.)
3. The best facial moisturizer I've ever used is made by Clinique.
4. Going for a long drive, alone, with my favorite music (of the moment) playing can be good therapy.
5. I'd like to tell you about my grandmother, Sadie, who had gentle blue eyes, who could tot up the grocery bill in her head as we went through the aisles, who taught me that green beans are delicious raw, and whose voice I still can hear saying "yes, darling."
6. Being erratic is my strongest characteristic.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward (??) to getting ready to go back to work.
I had (relatively) major surgery in October. The results are far from dire. I'll be fine. My energies are not what they ought to be, but they rarely are, so I decided to go back to work on Monday.
What did I accomplish in the time away from work? A bit of reading, a bit of knitting, a bit of NaNoWriMo (4000 words - not much, but better than 0 words, yes?) In fact, the idea of accomplishing something aside from healing one's insulted body probably is laughable.
Of course I'm happy with the election results. They repudiated the last 8 years of bullying, fear-mongering, rewarding the corporations while paying little attention to the needs of the citizens, ignoring dire climate change, frightening many of us in its Supreme Court nominations, and so many other issues that it would utterly exhaust me to list them. This country has to heal within, and to heal the wounds it has caused without.
My new mantra: Let the healing begin.