Tomorrow the people census at our house will triple! Plus, of course, a couple of people-sized dogs.
I can’t wait!
My left knee is somewhat skeptical. Here’s what I’ve learned tonight…
It’s considerably harder to do laundry when I’m home with just the beasties, carrying my cell phone everywhere and trying hard to remember the walking stick. Think I’m down to just one more load. (Dog laundry goes last, for obvious reasons!)
Our Christmas tree is up, complete with lights, so the girls can decorate tomorrow. Their daddy, who is the unofficial family king of Christmas lights will no doubt help, too. And probably be sad that we’re not so much for outdoor lights.
From time to time, between re-hanging a lot of art and mixing up a snack mix of dried cranberries, sliced almonds, shredded coconut and, of course, dark chocolate chips, I’ve been pondering the Solstice.
This is, apparently, one of the things I missed in nursing school and seminary!
I don’t know Solstice rituals, unless they include cleaning out the fridge and hanging a Cosmic Cow painting by my dear friend, Elizabeth Hudson, down low on a wall where it will keep the younger of the granddaughters company.
I’m also contemplating light and dark, especially this year. In my recent eye exam I learned that my left eye is just on the borderline of clinical glaucoma. All I can tell you so far is that the scan looks quite different from the right one. And, I spend a whole lot of time turning lights on in the house.
The latest news is that the insurance company has graciously agreed that it might be best to let me have the drops to which I am not allergic, rather than the less expensive ones that create all sorts of swelling and hives.
It seems to me to be the obvious choice but I’ve decided to be grateful nonetheless.
I’m looking forward to lots more light.
Especially the kind with two feet and big hugs!
I’m also looking forward to a 48×48″ painting in a colorful, abstract, experimental style that we can work on together. (I’m in charge of paint shirts!)
Also, perhaps, intention. At least mine.
By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your Light. You determine the effects that you will have on others and the nature of the experiences of your life.
-Gary Zukav, quoted by Flora Bowley
Tomorrow there will be more light! For now, last year’s Solstice painting!
p.s. They’re here!!!