Feeling punk/blessed:

I woke up with vertigo this morning. I was kinda woozy and cranky all day, but not tired enough to sleep. Headache and mild nausea not withstanding, there were a few perks to laying low today …

1| I am very thankful for electronic gadgets most days, but never more so than in hospitals and on sick days! Today my niece made brilliant use of her phone to share some photos of old family documents — and I was able to vicariously share in the discoveries from my snug little bed. From various school and marriage certificates, to a highly decorative family Bible record, it became clear that we just don’t make these documents the way we used to.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/ee8/43149576/files/2014/12/img_9681.jpg 2| My fluffy boy — recently home from an extended stay at the vet — came in several times for some purr therapy.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/ee8/43149576/files/2014/12/img_9677.jpg 3| This slender block of sun slipped into the room with the last light of day and performed a lovely, subtle show across the art on the wall. A rare audience, I watched it shift and then fade — wishing that I could capture it, share it.

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How can we bear it?

The way those clouds were in the sky.
The way the light fell just so.
The way you looked at me.
How can we bear that these beautiful things will never be again?

Look west

My girlfriend texted me yesterday … “look west.” It was early evening and I immediately knew exactly what that meant. It meant that as I sat in my basement office I was missing some quality sky-viewing. I jumped to my feet and ran outside. I was richly rewarded! The view east wasn’t bad either (below)!IMG_8809-1.JPG

Observation

Pulling out of the driveway this morning
starting a new chapter
I noticed
the light on the garage door as it closed

I am already changed

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