Monday, December 01, 2008

The Audible Sigh

Today is a day for deep, releasing sighs. The kind that make your shoulders finally relax and beg you to spend time horizontal, under blankets, with books. This is a good day. Although, I realize, all days are good. But today, while the new moon sliver meets the shining rays of Jupiter and Venus in the western twilight sky, love is working its quiet magic.
My Mom is healing well from her cancer surgery and building strength for the forthcoming chemical invasion. My newest cat, Buddha, has let me in on his well kept secret. He's a lover boy. He likes nothing more than to have his face rubbed. And give my heart wings, my Love is not missing anymore. He is not home, but as of today, I have definitive word he is alive and well and doing what has been asked of him.
So, my lit candle in the window, the prayers, the mala beads, the instincts, the hopes, the mind-chatter held at bay, the kindness of others, the cupcakes, the letters, the patience, the trust, all have led me to this day. The day when a sigh of relief could shudder up from my lungs and pull me down to the sofa, under blankets, with books. The day when all my efforts are confirmed as being worthwhile. The day that gives me strength to give thanks, keep calm and carry on.


  1. I am so happy that your love is safe! I hadn't visited here in over a month, caught up in my own life I guess, and then late last night I began catching up with your blog. I was so sorry to hear all you'd been going through with your Mom and your missing love. I couldn't imagine going through either situation and retaining the grace and open heart that you project to the world. I admire you greatly. I'd planned to get online today and send you some prayers. Then I read this. Yay to the universe!! Prayers are answered. And I'm still sending you prayers and loving thoughts.


  2. I'm so glad he is no longer missing and that your mom came through the surgery well. I wish her all the best in the upcoming months of chemo.

  3. susan@80o12/03/2008

    Good news all the way 'round. I can only imagine what you have been going through of late.

    Saw you in W yesterday, but sensed it best not to approach. I think of you often and wish you well.

  4. I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well for your mom and your friend has been found. A day of so much good news is worthy of great gratitude indeed. :)

  5. Graciel, I'm not sure how I missed this about your dear loved one being missing...I'm so happy for you that all is well now. What a challenge it must have been to stay centered and balenced through all you've been through recently. I send love and healing energy to you and your mom as she begins her journey to wellness. ((hugs))


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