“Inner Circle” by Cathy McClelland @ http://www.cathymcclelland.com
I’m safely back home after a harrowing week caring for my dear friend Allan!
It took all I had. It drained me deep. It burnished my soul.
But the good news is:
I staged a brilliant escape for him from the nursing home where he was slowly dying,
I taught him to eat and drink and walk and manage on his own again,
I cleaned and refurbished his wonderful desert shack for his homecoming…
(The Che poster above says,
“Let me say at the risk of seeming ridiculous,
that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.”)
AND I grew my soul in so many new & amazing ways!
“Dance of the Spirit” by Jody Bergsma @ http://www.bergsma.com
I used all my She-Bear powers…
healing mojo, management of transitions, patience,
and inner strength in the face of adversity.
“Healing Bear” http://www.kyoht.deviantart.co
And I drew on all my other animal and spiritual allies
to assist me in this perilous journey.
Susan Seddon-Boulet @ http://www.susanseddonboulet.com
My Beloved Albert took care of the ranch, watered the gardens,
loved all the critters,
AND was a constant source of patient strength for me.
You, my friends, kept the fires burning in you heart’s hearth for me,
held me sweetly in your prayers,
and understood when my sudden departure
(and now, my slow recovery from the ordeal)
required me to cancel or postpone or reschedule classes,
appointments, meetings, invitations, and LIFE.
It will take me a day or two to regain my footing,
rest, catch-up, and return to The Cottage
but, I just wanted you to know…
It is so humbling…it is so good…it is what compassion is all about!
Look for some changes in the schedule through May,
wish Marnie continued prayers as she tends her mom,
say “aloha” to Sharon McD who is departing for Nebraska,
thank Nancy S. for her tireless gifts to the Girlz With HeART,
and thank you to all of you for cards & calls & offers of help!
Stay well, nourish your soul,
and come celebrate creativity at The Creative Cottage soon
(and hear all the juicy details)!
Much Love & Gratitude,
Mistress of Merriment,
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