Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blessing of the Bald Lady

There isn't a whole lot to say when the last three days melted into one and consisted of nothing except getting shots, hugging Vonda, feeling ok, feeling terrible, napping, taking meds, and writing you.  Really, I swear, I have spent the last 72 hours doing nothing.

Just moving slowly from one nothing to another.

Well, except this morning, when I went out into the yard to feed my finches and give them clean water.  There were no boys in the house, so no scarf on my head.  Into the garden commando. 

Not far from the finches I noticed two butterflies sucking nectar from the purple liatris that is a three foot high dome in the flower bed, nestled between rambling splashes of pink Mexican primroses. I stepped closer and stood over them to watch in the sunshine. 

Hello butterflies.

They drank their fill, and one of them floated past my head and over the fence.

The other of them hesitated and fluttered around me, as if looking for a place to land.

I held out my hands, palms up.

I saw myself from above, bald head, hands open, eyes closed.

I opened my eyes in time to see a flash of yellow fly past my face then land on my head.

72 hours of nothingness was worth that second of connection.


I bow to you.


masonmft said...

...and the extraordinary became the sacred ordinary. As all good fairy tales go, peace settled over the kingdom and the wise bald lady lived happily ever after. Love you!!!

kim said...

What a great blessing. You are beautiful to all living creatures. Including us.

Donna M said...

Just catching up with you after a wild week. Just wanted you to know how much you touch my heart everytime I read your entries...

Anonymous said...

My name is Glenda and I'm a friend of Kim C., and she has shared your blog. I don't know you, but I love you, I just want to reach out and hug you. Thank you for opening up and allowing us a glimpse into this very real and painful time of your life, I'm so sorry, but you are so awesome for sharing with us. You have made me cry, laugh, sad, rejoice and you are changing the way I live my scared ordinary. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My pray is that God will continue to wrap you in love, strength, courage, and His joy, which surpasses human understanding even in the middle of awful trials in our lives and in the wee hours of the night when we need it the most and that his perfect healing will touch your life. God Bless you for impacting the lives of so many and changing the way we view the scared ordinary. You are a blessing.

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