Monday, March 23, 2020

telling tales...

in which our plucky heroine tells herself a new story...

this was actually helpful for me as a way to reframe our current situation to better cope with the Time of Isolation... (when I was a kid, I wanted to go into space; my dad worked on the space program all while I was growing up) so in a way, I have this lovely spacious (compared to an actual space habitat) spaceship to be in aka Acorn Cottage, and I get to take at least one EVA every day aka walk around the neighborhood near my spaceship, and I can stay in contact remotely with the humans on my planet, even if I cannot touch them. All about the point of view.
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beauty in the time of isolation
this one is easy : the delightful daphne! Probably my favorite of springtime fragrant flowers... I don't have one in my yard, but my neighbor Karla has a large one next to the sidewalk.
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today's gratitude - finding ways I can help, even when isolated. I am calling people I rarely talk to on the phone, and I have started sewing masks for a local womens clinic. And I never am not grateful that I have a roof over my head, a safe place to shelter me, friends and family that love and care for me, and a brain that despite my age remains flexible enough to tell myself new stories when needful

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the video from one who knows isolation! And thank you for producing your most enjoyable blog. It is one of the highlights of my days!

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    1. glad to know that in my own small isolated way I am being of help... hang in there and stay well!

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  2. I love your photos of plants and flowers that seem like another world. Here in the desert we are having our spring wildflower display going strong with orange poppies, yellow brittlebush, and red fairy duster. I am enjoying my walks around the neighborhood, knowing that in less than a month the temps will top 100 and it will be too hot to be outside for long.

    I'm glad you were able to reframe the situation and I hope you're able to enjoy all your amazing artistic activities during this strange time.

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    1. Thank you Katrina! Enjoy your wildflower display and the moderate for now temperatures... hopefully in time I will get back to my beloved creative activity

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