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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gathering Light VI


Tucked into silence
Yellow cherries, unripe, wild
Wrapped in morning light

Wrapped in morning light
Wild mind ripens attention
Tucked into silence
 


This week I am gathering light as I reflect upon my life.

d'Verse
 
We are off to an appointment with my neurologist soon. This is the first time in a long time I can go in and say I'm feeling stronger with a bit more energy. I am so grateful for Gilenya, this medicine is allowing me to do things like laundry and even a little cooking some days as long as I pace myself...basic "Mom" things, I've not been able to do with any consistency in a year's time. I'm still not driving, and I still need the wheelchair when we go out, as my long distance walking is not so good. I fatigue easily and in surprising moments. Nonetheless, I am moving better and most of the time my speech is clear, foreign accents are rare unless I am tired. Truly I am grateful and if there is no more improvement than this right now, I feel the medicine has made a qualitative improvement in my life. Baruch haShem. The asthma is better, not completely controlled, but better.

The girls are both in the swing of things at high school and overall, my older daughter, while still experiencing some pain is functioning fully. Again, gratitude:-) 

Thank you as always friends for you kind comments. May you be blessed with moments of gratitude this day too. 

23 comments:

  1. Such a vibrant photograph and post Laura.

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  2. beautiful picture.. and i enjoyed this reflection ~

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  3. Good morning and thank you, Lois.

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  4. Lovely sentiments in words and image.;)
    Have a great day dear Laura,
    xoxo

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  5. Lovely golden berries with beautiful sparkling bokeh.

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  6. Masterpiece - both, haiku and photos!
    Hugs
    Joo
    xxx

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  7. I'm grateful that you're feeling better. Hope this continues.

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  8. A lovely reflection. So happy that you are able to do some of the things you missed doing..and that you are feeling better!!!!!!!

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  9. Thank you Dear Laura, I do feel blessed today.

    So happy to hear the medicine has given you back some of your mobility.

    And I bet your "foreign accent" is cute as heck when it appears.

    love and blessings as alway.

    xxoo

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  10. I am thankful for your existance, my dear- you write and post from your very soul.

    Hugs

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  11. Blessings to you, I feel that energy you have as I read your poem

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  12. wonderful news laura, so exciting. i still struggle with my speech issue (repeating words, sometimes as much as 6 x's per word), it's been 4 years...nothing has helped!

    we are very similar with regards to our ms symptoms...i am so hopeful for a cure, it's long overdue!!

    best wishes laura!!

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  13. smiles...love the verse...ripens tucked in silence...we need those silent moments of pure growth...i am glad you are feeling stronger..woohoo!

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  14. Oolala....I loved this photograph. Yellow cherries, dreamy. The look like olive too.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. I like your pictures of gathering light.

    May the light stay with you and guide you on your way.

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  16. yes.. fruit!! ssssssoooooooo lovely, dear laura..
    and that we both chose this subject. no surprise there.

    xxxcathy

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  17. lovely haiku pairing, laura. i like the analogy of unripened, wild fruit with a "wild mind," and the encouragement to "tuck into silence" and be wrapped in light.

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  18. Wonderfully distilled and refined images. I love your understatement. The ideas you describe say everything that needs to be said.

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  19. Dear Laura,

    I am very happy for you and I'm glad you are feeling much better thanks to new drug for multiple sclerosis. I hope this medicine will soon be available for those patients who can not afford to buy.
    Beautiful composition and light tones in your photo.

    Greetings and best wishes

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