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.