Letters to Tuvia#172 Head Cold, Really?(3-10-16)

Morning T.

Yes, I have a head cold. How did that sneak up on me?  Oh well, bad timing!

Yes, I’ve been taking extra strength Tylenol- just one at a time. Yes, I’m still planning my weekend away at Shalom Mountain to work on making sense of my grieving process with a bit of help and support. Yes, I’ve been making order in the living room-boxing up my cd collection, dumping the last of the VCR tapes, washing clothes, paying bills, meeting with my HVWP team virtually, even basking in the glow of  great meet ups with Highland Falls teachers yesterday-planning for more PD there.

Now  I could probably cancel my weekend of therapy ,given that I have  a 2-hour ride ahead of me and my eyes are glassy and teary,  and  I need at clear head for thinking and feeling. But no, I’m feeling that this the perfect time for reflection.

I remember my first time at Shalom, just before we met.  I was there to close the door on a relationship with a guy named Stan, that ended sadly. But hey,  I was just getting ready for you.  What an interesting time to return to Shalom, 20 years later, now dealing with your absence and Sandie, my therapist, will be co-leading the weekend.

Another weekend away from home.  Another chance at some perspective.  Living my OLW- motion!!! I’m on the couch… I’m off, in motion.

And the silence can be sweet and deafening. Take your pick.  I’m living a life in extremes…

Missed you on the beach. Missed you back home.  Miss you everywhere.

Bonnie S.

7 thoughts

  1. I’m glad your therapist, Sandie, will be leading the retreat. How interesting that you were there just before you met Tuvia. You make me laugh as you are reassuring Tuvia that you are taking proper amounts of medication. It’s good to be getting ready for your new entertainment system to arrive Monday. A new look for the room.

  2. Hoping your head cold gets better soon. I’m not sure that one enjoys a weekend such as you have planned, but I hope that it helps you move forward and feel peace. Such a transition time for you.

  3. I hope the rest and reflection will help the head cold disappear. Long flights seem to bring colds, at least in my experience. I rarely have them other times. Best wishes for a weekend with those who will support and serve as good listeners, Bonnie. I’m glad that your Sandie will be there right long with you.

  4. I like the way you are still talking to T. I can only do that in my head, not on the page or the screen. When I read your last line (“Missed you on the beach. Missed you back home. Miss you everywhere.”) I felt you were speaking for me. Thank you. I hope you will make that long drive, and have a healing weekend, and get over your cold. Good luck.

  5. I was about to say that your post reminded me of my friend Sonia, only to scroll down and see her comment right above mine! Have a good, healing weekend, my friend. My heart will be taking that long ride with you.

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