Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

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We enjoyed a picnic yesterday with Jeff and Jan, our son and his wife, and friends from their high school and their wedding.  I learned that the mother of one of their friends has had a stroke and requires 24 hour care.   I look out now on green and gray sobered,  considering how I can live a little more calmly, a little more awake and aware and yet I think of this woman and wonder if what is handed to us is about acceptance.  I know she ate well, swam each day, and was socially involved,  so I can do all I can externally and I can go  inside and cultivate inner peace and even then if a stroke comes my way I may have to learn to accept that there are lessons for myself, family, and friends over which I have no control.

Thinking of her, of Virginia, I feel highly motivated on living peacefully today while also enjoying and savoring that essential walk and my morning oatmeal and blueberries.  

Edith Wharton said:"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. "

I think it is to be both the candle and the mirror that reflects it.   For today, I chew my eyes on the green of the trees as though it is marrow in bone.   
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