Friday, December 9, 2011

This Isn't Just About Birds

I took one dog (because the Black Labrador had no manners at the front door, he had to take the march to confinement, and missed out on a ride to find the Starlings), and my camera and took a late afternoon ride.  Drove a big loop, ending near where I began, about 5 miles as-a-crow-flies downriver from our house, where the birds were doing their thing.  I threw the ball for Luna and watched the sun set behind the coastal mountains, while the Starlings practiced their murmurings.

At times I feel as though I am running as fast as I can go so as to not feel.  Of course this is contrary to Life, Purpose, etc., etc., etc.  Today I noticed that my spiritual practice doesn't seem to be "working"  it appears that I cannot shake this thing, even on an excursion into a sunny day.

My granddaughter has been extremely ill.  I have not been brave enough to write about the illness head-on. Now I just want to say that she, and her mother (my youngest daughter, Elisabeth), and her brother Kai, are the bravest people that I know.

So from my ramblings today I have decided, once again, to keep my priorities straight.  My lists will serve me, my prayers are noticed.  The tender places will always be inhabited.

Elisabeth, has created a blog. Click here:  Kaitlyn

Love and hugs.



Elizabeth said...

I am sad to hear this and nervous, too. I will go and visit your daughter's blog. I will say a prayer for all of you.

Elizabeth said...

I don't even know what to say, now, after reading your dear Elisabeth's blog about her daughter, your beautiful grand-daughter. My heart, you must know, twists at hearing her story -- my heart goes out to you, over and over. I wish that there were something that I could do. Sending love and prayers and healing thoughts.

Ms. Moon said...

As a mother, as a grandmother, I cannot imagine and I can only say that I am holding all of you in my heart.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

How very sad for you and your family and very brave for both you and your daughter to write about it. I have read your daughters blog but not commented over there. Be assured my thoughts are with you all.

N2 said...

Thanks for linking us up to Elisabeth's blog, for sharing her writing on Kaitlyn. Thinking of you every day and sending love your way. Here when you need me.

Beautiful pictures. Taking those walks at least once a day is what the un-doctor orders.

x0, N2

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