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Sunday, March 29, 2015
I Heart Macro 97
Thank you for all the warm birthday wishes and prayers for healing. Unfortunately as some of you already know, last Sunday, a day shy of a full week post op, I bent over and pulled a muscle in my back. I've been primarily in bed with a heating pad and medications to relieve the pain and inflammation and to relax the spasms. I’ve done little besides sleep and start to watch movies only to fall asleep in the middle. Needless to say, I've been kind of out of it and have not really been visiting many blogs among the other things I've not been doing this week. Just being, that's been enough for me of late.
I did manage to walk downstairs this morning for the first time all week and photographed the rescued branches on the windowsill featured in last week’s post. They have continued to bloom and leaf out beautifully. On Friday we had our first pouring spring rain, followed by a snowstorm yesterday. The snow melted off the trees within hours of falling, evaporating as if it never happened. The sky this afternoon is the clear blue of forever; red buds warming at the tippy top branches. While there is still a covering of snow on the ground, I suspect it won’t last much longer.
My little family and I will be traveling to PA to spend Pesach (Passover) with extended family for the seders and then returning home next Sunday so between healing and holidays there will be no time to prepare a new *I Heart Macro for next week, this link will remain open until we begin again on April 12th.
In the meantime, my wonderful husband has started cleaning some cabinets and the fridge and has done the Passover shopping, things we usually do together. I think as this week goes forward I will be able to assist at least by giving directions from a stool in the kitchen to my daughters and husband about what else needs to be done to prepare the house for the holiday in order to remove the chametz. When I find myself fretting about how much there is to still do, I recall other years when I’ve been rendered far more incapacitated from MS than I am now from recent events. We’ll do our best; that is all anyone can ever do. Remembering this with compassion is certainly a form of freedom. And ultimately, I believe compassionate thoughts and actions are what will redeem all people around the world.
Wishing everyone a joyful and meaningful
whatever it is in your heart to celebrate!
Welcome to Week Ninety-Seven
I Heart Macro
"Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World
It is time for YOU to share the love up-close with YOUR
I Heart Macro offerings!
Enjoy slowing down with your camera, paying full attention, observing beauty and curiosities many people pass right by. Your generosity of spirit and keen eyes may open the door to miniscule miracles and mirth others would not have access to otherwise. Feel free to include poetry, prose and thoughts your macro photo or series inspire(s) in you. Writing is completely optional for participation. Straight out of the camera (SOC), edited, color, black and white, anything goes as long as you bring the viewer near to whatever it is that drew your heart's attention and "woke you up" to full presence.
Please link back to my blog either by copying and pasting the button provided above on your post, or by linking the words "I Heart Macro" back to my blog with this link:
By sharing the link, visitors to your blog will learn about this meme and have a chance to participate as well if they so choose.
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S p r e a d the LOVE. Thanks :-)
The I Heart Macro Linky opens tonight,
Sunday evening at 8pm EST
and will remain open for you to share your close-up images for the next two weeks.*