Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Good exercise

Jaune and I are tired today, both of us because we spent the day outside yesterday. She was out doing whatever it is a black cat does in 95 degree weather, and me sitting out in the shade of a tree, painting, stopping for lunch and a swim with a good friend, then stopping again for dinner with another good friend. Then finishing a book.



This vacation Laurent and Lucy and Emile are on in France is turning out to be not so bad for me.

I was trying to describe a feeling I had before the 2nd chemo session, as the fourth of July fireworks exploded and I walked to my friends' house to spend the night, friends who are also my sister's in-laws. The best I could do is this poem:

Now space calling wisps
Cardinal points expanding and evaporating
This surprise
My hair short shaved
On my fingers
Mine I see and dream
Breathe
What delight
Cry with a heavy heart expanding and dissolving
Holding and loving what is only a dream





Update: Painting outside, day two.


4 comments:

  1. I wondered if Laurent would take Emile to France as well, and if that would give you some quiet space.

    Thinking of you.

    Karen

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  2. Yes, the quiet space is kind of nice. There usually isn't much of that around here. Thanks, Karen.

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  3. Wow Julia - your words gave me chills just then. And I was honored to share that time and space with you, you such a dear and kind soul. I admire your bravery and for sharing yourself with us in this way.

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  4. Thank you, Francesca. Thank you for your light.

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