I thought it only fair that, after last night's sorta low and sad update, I share with you a little moment from today.
Feeling still tired, but quite a bit heartier this afternoon, I made my way to my counseling appointment at the cancer center. Topics were intense and I left the therapist's office a little shaky, making my way to my new favorite spot, the hope monument/reflecting pool on the hospital complex. I thought I'd just sit quietly and breathe for a little while. Down the way, a street preacher was blasting his message through a megaphone. Not the vibe I was hoping for. I don't usually listen to music on my phone, but remembered that months ago, when I started taking guitar lessons, my teacher had asked me to make a playlist of 5 songs I'd like to learn to play. I dropped the guitar playing after my surgery, but it turns out my January self knew just what I'd like to listen to today. I've been sitting here, in the sunshine, looking at the pond and watching the people pass, listening to the loop for a while now. And it is sweet.
Peace and fall breezes,
PS. If you're curious, the songs particularly appropriate today... June Hymn (The Decemberists), Me by the Sea (Edie Brickell), Somewhere Different Now (Girlyman).