Ahoy!

Like all beings, I am many things.

Once sick with myalgic encephalomyelits, I now live as a new-aged hermit with myalgic encephalomyelits, my husband and my garden. Like all illnesses there are good days and there are bad days. We enjoy the good days.

Good days are ladybirds, black and yellow striped bees
sun ripening pinks of raspberries
and the soft sound of a heron wading across the morning sky.

So far, this has been my morning.

For some, days are measured in productivity
chores crossed off lengthy lists,
must do’s morphed into were done’s.

For me, days are measured in the changes of my garden
the movement of the seasons,
the variation in the shapes of the waning or waxing moon.

At the moment measurement is following late summer into
flowering fuchsias,
tinting red leaves of the Guelder Rose
tall stems of the almost blooming Crocosmia.

It’s watching the bulbous crown on the Monterey Pine
stretching and growing,
as young green sprouts on the Alders and Sycamore
evolve into fresh new leaves.

Good days are days like these.

(12/July/2016)

Want to know what happened prior to this day?
Here’s the beginning: Irrational Thinking and ME

11 thoughts on “Ahoy!”

  1. hmmm you had me at myalgic encephalomyelitis…now I must read on to figure out what these combination of letters mean!😛

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  3. I love your spirit and especially these lines: “Good days are ladybirds, black and yellow striped bees/ sun ripening pinks of raspberries/ and the soft sound of a heron wading across the morning sky.” A lot of bloggers are limited by physical issues, and they manage to find connections through blogging. It’s a wonderful thing.

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