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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

curtain of time









curtain
of time drawn back
rain pearls on spider’s silk
just past dawn early summer mourn
passing

days or
celebrate change
turning leaves fall softly
sodden soil ready to begin
again







Well, I definitely sprained my ankle on a relatively easy hike Sunday, those little wobbly "baby head" rocks are unpredictable, could have happened to anyone. I spoke with my neurologist last night too and although my t-cells are extremely low, she feels cheerfully confident that reducing the Gilenya to half the dose will bring them back up toward the normal zone and since it's been working so well for the past two years that I have some padding/protection built up, so there's a good chance I won't rebound into severe exacerbations. She always makes me feel well cared for, with her sweet, buoyant demeanor. We'll have a better idea in two months when I have my next blood test, just about the time my ankle should be healed. I’m so happy we were able to travel and enjoy the beauty of nature on all the hikes we traversed. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, your thoughtfulness is a balm.



55 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, thank *you* for sharing! So sorry about your ankle, all the best as it heals and during your next blood test.

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  2. rain pearls on spider silk...smiles...lovely line to go with those amazing pictures...that is really cool...also love the ever beginning again of nature...

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  3. Such beautiful simplicity in each of these, Laura.

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  4. Love your pictures specially of the leaves ~ Hope you feel better and take care ~

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  5. Thank you for the beautiful photos!

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  6. Your photos and poetry are always a balm for me. Blessing to you, and feel better soon.

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  7. You have the uncanny talent of seeing beauty in little things. They are great pics, Laura! Others simply miss the opportunity and the pleasure of such everyday connections. It takes talent to spot them, that's why! Beautiful take Ma'am!

    Hank

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  8. Your photos are breathtaking.

    Sorry about your ankle. Take the time to heal. ;-)

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  9. Good news amidst the uncertainty is always welcome. A sprained ankle is a good reason to put your feet up while your body adjusts to the new dosage. Humans are miraculous creatures. May you and your family be well ~

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  10. Oh, it is so difficult to have a sprained ankle! (I had one once). I also just recovered from Planter Facetious ... self healed after a lot of looking into it. Thought I'd never be able to exercise again - now I'm walking five hilly miles a day.

    The first images of the necklace like spider web are stunning! I really, really like "celebrate change". It's something we don't often do...

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  11. Gorgeous! I love your photos of the wet spider webs.

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  12. oh wow... ins't nature itself the most breath-taking artist - those spider webs look beautiful - and so sorry to hear about your ankle..hopefully it will heal up quickly..

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  13. Your art is beautiful- love the heightened sense of colour and texture.

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  14. beautiful photos laura. sending healing wishes for your foot. hope it heals quickly and isnt too painful.

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  15. It is so nice to see you drifting into autumn. I probably won't be blogging for a while, my husband of 55 years is now in palliative care and I spend most of my time at his bedside.

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  16. Your pictures of strings of pearls on a spider's web is contest worthy, and most likely would be the winner Laura.

    So glad about you feeling encouraged.

    I was wondering if I could send my friend/nurse who has MS and works in the MS clinic where I used to work your medication names and tell her about your low t-cells. I think they might be doing a research project on that.

    I am still giddy that you are doing so well. I told Russ you were better, and he was happy as well.

    Much love,

    Karen

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  17. Those are some amazing photographs. I'm so sorry about your ankle... sending you healing vibes and hoping for a speedy recovery from you. So glad you have such a caring doctor, that helps so much. Good luck with the medication adjustment, I'm sure it'll do you well. Take care.

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  18. P.S. Thanks for the great suggestion. I will be looking at being sidetracked in a different way.

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  19. Great shots, as always. The droplets are so amazing! I like the poetry too.
    Sorry, I'm late for the I Heart linky. I'll try next time.

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  20. Oh wow! Those pictures and the words that go along with them are so beautiful. I hope that your ankle will heal quickly and that your health will continue to improve.

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  21. Your photos are words are so beautiful. I am glad you were able to get out into nature, but sorry you are paying for it with pain and discomfort. Hope it heals rapidly.

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  22. Laura, what can I say that others haven't already posted in their comments. You've managed to wow us with every image. Extraordinary.

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  23. "rain pearls on spider's silk" ... gorgeous as are the photos, especially I love the next to the last of the web. And I'm SO HAPPY for your travels and hiking and physicality! Bountiful Blessings!

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  24. I love the words Rain Pearls, sounds wonderful. I am sorry about your ankle, I hope you heal quickly. Lovely images, enjoy your week ahead!

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  25. These photos are great and I like "rain pearls on spider's silk". Excellent description.

    I hope your ankle gets better soon.

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  26. Oh, Laura, I am so very very glad you and your love were able to climb that mountain. I can imagine the grief when you got the phone call about your t-cells, too (and the initial fears.) Praying for all to go well, health wise, and always always for grace, in the mysteries of life.

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  27. I'm sorry about the sprain and hope it improves soon. Beautiful shots. I love the beads of water on the web and they do look like a curtain.

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  28. Viewing and being in nature always lifts my spirits... Your photos are beautiful and I hope that you recover quickly!

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  29. Love your photos! Leaves and drops ... nature examined.

    May you heal and feel good. Continue to take good care of yourself.

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  30. I'm happy to hear you've been hiking, Laura but so sorry about your ankle. Love the exquisite spider web images. Hope your ankle heals quickly.

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  31. Pretty shot and poetry, Laura! I hope you heal Quickly.

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  32. I read your poem and saw the pictures . . . before I saw your pictures.
    Elegant in its simplicity, beautiful.
    Cheers!

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  33. I hope your ankle heals quickly and that your future blood test reveals that things are going super well. Enjoyed your poem and photo. Take care and be careful on your walks.

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  34. Beautiful ! I hope you feel better .

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  35. These photographs are beautiful. So glad that your health is improving.

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  36. ...may thine temple be visited by serene softness ~ gentlest hugs dear kindred!...(O:

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  37. Exquisite captures, Laura! I, too, am so glad that your health is improving!! Have a lovely weekend!

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  38. What beautiful images (pictures and words). Rain pearls" is perfect.

    Keep that ankle up and resting.

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  39. Nice pictures, that refreshing for these summer days those drops of water suspended, love it!

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  40. beautiful rain pearls...really stunning...

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  41. The tittle fits perfectly the first set of picture with the web... So fragile and so delicate : you did a fine job taking those pics... I like the second serie with the leaves in the water : it is a very creative composition.

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  42. Fantastic shots of the web! Love the drops!
    :)

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  43. I thought of pearls also..so lovely and delicate and love the leaf photos..I somehow missed about your ankle and I am so glad that you have a wonderful neurologist. Mine I have had for the past 10 years and I feel so well taken care of when I see her...hugs...Michelle

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  44. The spider web is amazing, love how the droplets look like jewels

    Mollyxxx

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  45. Beautiful shots! I love the droplets on the spider webs.

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  46. Beautiful captures and I love the title!

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  47. I like the image of time as a curtain, and the image of the dew speckled spiderweb is a wonderful visual metaphor.

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  48. Such a contrast with what we have now...Ah!

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  49. I remember this post as I adored the image. (at first I thought you sprained your ankle again!) Happy New Year!

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  50. Wow those pics are amazing and the perfect words to adorn them. Hope your ankle gets to feeling better, those rocks can be tricky...heck for me the flat ground can be tricky sometimes...lol. Happy New Year!

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