Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In the deep dark
This year I was gifted with a little extra reminder....a cold. I have not been sick for a very long time (thankfully!) and I had forgotten just how much I do NOT enjoy the feeling of lack of energy (including creative energy) along with the aches and pains of the body...if my body is going to ache I want it to be because I had a good workout...not because I sneezed too many time! However, what this little 'gift' granted me was a number of days at home...almost an entire week actually....and for that I am grateful. Thankful that I have a nice warm cozy home in which to recover, a loving partner who was very sweet and did what he could to make me feel better and an employer who not only appreciates when their employees don't come to work sick so that they don't pass on their germs, but who genuinely care about the people that work for them and want them to be as healthy and happy as possible.
So as I make my way out of this head could (thankfully!) It feels more like a reminder of my blessings than just an inconvenience and moment of being uncomfortable in a beautiful life. And with all the shock and sadness of the past week, it feels even more so. With no solutions I feel I can offer, no words of comfort that come even close to those suffering the most, I hold up my lit candle and let what light can shine from it, reach out as far into the darkness as it can. May we all light our own candles with love and hold them up right now. The world needs to be lit from within.