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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Depends



tangled
caught on wires barbed
rusty
vines twist in the cold
sun
small hearts dangle
free
in a momentary breeze
tethered
or connected it all
depends
for the fence offers
support
a place to grow
home
perspective it seems is
everything


MS-behaving... A flare in symptoms began yesterday morning. I'm trying to look at this from a particular perspective... so much depends upon perspective! This has been the longest remission period I've had since 2009 ...almost three months of feeling pretty darn good with Gilenya. I am grateful for the reprieve. We'll see what the doctor says later today, I think she will want to see me and likely do an MRI. Maybe there won't be any new lesions, just an unexplainable reactivation of old ones. Life, I have learned, generally does not go as we plan, it is best to expect the unexpected, open to the possibility of blessings in every moment and wait for them to arrive. I watched the sunrise this morning, golden and glorious. An attitude of gratitude is amazingly healing! Also, the Michael Jackson Myoclonus MoonWalk thing my right leg does at times like this is propelling me forward, typically when this symptom starts up I can only move backward...I'm taking this as a good sign! (Honestly I do feel disappointed and frustrated too, but one can feel this, have a sense of humor and gratitude all at the same time. )






POETRY JAM





41 comments:

  1. These are just beautiful & your visions thru the ice are stunning!

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  2. Grapevines are always so interesting to photograph. Love the twisty curlicues.

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  3. "perspective it seems is everything" - a brilliant and thought-provoking line. Well penned.

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    1. Such a simple subject with wonderful textures and light...lovely shadows.

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    2. Perspective is everything. What a brave soul you are. Life is unexpected and sometimes unkind, but I sense that you find the bright spot whenever you can. Peace, Audrey

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  4. I love photographing barbed & twisted wire especially when it's rusty. Great shots!
    Sorry to hear you have had a flare up. I understand that from personal experience - life is so unpredictable and we just have to learn to go with it (easier said than done sometimes)... I am off for 2 MRIs and numerous other scans & tests in the next month.

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  5. I spent some time here this morning...reading some of the most beautifully written poetry...and the photographs are such perfectly captured vignettes. You are doing divine work. ♥♥♥

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  6. Photography and poem ~ so exquisitely presented. I wish you well this morning.

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  7. Popping in... and there I find your heart dangling lightly, held a bit, but lovely all the same. Sending a dash of love. Wishing you love and light.

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  8. I've been a little under the weather and had both ladies in the hospital. Your post helps me to relax, see things from a positive perspective. Gratitude does bring healing.

    I hope the symptoms subside. All is possible. Love to you Laura.

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  9. thinking of you today... understanding only too well the emotions a set-back can bring. hoping your set-back is short-lived...

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  10. you're so brave..hope things will soon look better laura..love how nature can speak to us sometimes and love how you captured that little conversation into a poem..hugs..

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  11. Beautiful photographs and a great philosophical attitude Laura!

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  12. You have such a wonderful attitude, and our brain chemistry and outlook have so much to do with our physical health! Even in your poems, like this one. Fences can be divisive and not so good, but here you have made them nurturing, even where there are barbs. I hope you get a good report from the doctor, please let us know.

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  13. May that flare-up be purely temporary. Moonwalk on, Laura, moonwalk on!

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  14. Yes, perspective is important. Sometimes it's tougher than others to maintain. Good for you for trying to see the positive. Your poem is lovely-there is a fine line between giving support and encouraging dependence.

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  15. So difficult sometimes, I have S.L.E. (Lupus) which can and does mimic other auto immune diseases, one such is MS so, I can in some ways sympathise with you. I hope you do remain in remission.
    Your prose is lovely, such beautiful imagery and leaves one feeling, hope.

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  16. Ah yes, keep moon-walking! Perspective is so very important, so true. Lois.

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  17. Love the photos and poem, Laura. I agree, perspective is everything, especially in the way we view our challenges!

    Hope you are soon in remission again.
    Blessings!

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  18. Yes, I agree with you. Thank you for sharing your challenges and the beauty of your words. I pray that all goes well for you ~

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  19. The poem has a fragile grace and beauty. I so hope you hear good news from your doctor.

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  20. Lovely photos and poem Laura!
    I'm sending my best wishes and as much positive energy as possible!
    Hugs
    Joo

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  21. Good image word correlation. Excellent writing from the heart.

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  22. Good image word correlation. Excellent descriptive writing from the heart.

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  23. smiles...it all depends on those supports for sure...without them what are we left with? and where will we grow...

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  24. I love your ability to find hearts and positive outlooks everywhere :o) I hope your symptoms calm down again soon!

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    1. Wishing you well, Laura, and hoping things even out. I especially hope you will be able to do the training! Prayers, prayers...xo

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  25. a fence can be home or hell. quite a nice write.

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  26. Laura, my thoughts and prayers with you. You are brave and beautiful.

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  27. Your poem has lovely imagery, and your post is full with true and clever lines.
    Hope that flare in symptoms dissappears quickly and your remission period goes on indefinitely.

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  28. Sorry you are having a flare up from the MS. These shots are great as your blog is wonderful.

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  29. Thanks everyone for you kind comments. I really appreciate the support. Going to sleep now for the night.

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  30. I like it. Thanks for 'jamming' with Poetry Jam!

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  31. Lovely evocative poem....terrific accompanying photos ... Beyond all your shimmering knowledge that perspective is an ultimate power shines brilliantly and lights up the page :)

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  32. very symbolic for the folies we can get ourselves into


    cliffhanger

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  33. In the silence, may this book of yours gestate and be delivered to the world when it is time.

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  34. This is definitely the perspective to focus on :) Beautiful work

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  35. Sending you positive thoughts and energy. Your attitude, focus and perspective is so admirable and inspiring. Hope the break does you good. Blessings :-)

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  36. Ah Laura, you inspire and humble me. Thank you for sharing your heart, your joy, your pain and frustration. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  37. Love the poem and photographs!

    Anna :o]

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  38. Beautiful photographs and prose. The tangles of MS shall not conquer you. Sending you healing energy.

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