This season, this crazy world, this strange body I inhabit~ Nature's beauty, the joy of family, the sharing of small but essential human pleasures with so many who have graced my life~ All bring me here~
I am so grateful for my dear ones. You have stood by me, despite the pain and worry I bring you, sharing humor, compassion, courage, hugs, kind words, sweet gestures. Tokens of the human spirit that allow me to survive my worries and hardship. It pains me more than any physical trial I have experienced to see the hurt my condition can bring to YOUR eyes. When earlier this year, I heard this wrenchingly beautiful song, it seemed to express perfectly my perception of how so many of you must have felt on my behalf.
Please give it a listen: Soon You'll Get Better - Taylor Swift/Dixie Chicks
In doctor's-office-lighting, I didn't tell you I was scared
That was the first time we were there
Holy orange bottles, each night I pray to you
Desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too
And I say to you
Ooh-ah, you'll get better soon, 'Cause you have to
You like the nicer nurses, you make the best of a bad deal
I just pretend it isn't real
I'll paint the kitchen neon, I'll brighten up the sky
I know I'll never get it, there's not a day that I won't try
And I'll say to you
Ooh-ah, you'll get better soon, 'Cause you have to...
Much love, les