"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." E.M. Forster
Friday, October 17, 2008
Blooming all alone
The Last Rose of Summer Thomas Moore 'Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming all alone, All her lovely companions Are faded and gone. No flower of her kindred, No rose bud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give sigh for sigh.
Just an ordinary woman enjoying life in 'phased retirement' and working part time at a great job. I love to cook, am an avid reader; love quilting, sewing, beading on fabric; altering antique books; making fabric postcards; and living by the sea. I have a long list of want-to-do's -- things I want to learn and see and experience. In 2006, I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and that has been a catalyst for learning valuable life lessons. For a long while it seemed that I had become a 'patient'; it took a lot of work to get back to being me: just an ordinary woman.
I live on the Maine coast where I am blessed with the gift of time to do work that nourishes my soul.
These days, I'm practicing slow. . .reading, thinking, looking. . . giving myself the gift of timelessness to listen, learn, watch and just breath.
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