This week, I am rereading Eye of the Beholder: Poems, by Luci Shaw (2018, Paraclete Press).
The language arts are an ever-growing source of inspiration. Sometimes it is good to simply “hear” a favorite author’s voice. A book may have been with you during a difficult time, and now you understand in another way. Luci Shaw is a generous writer. I gave a few of her books to one of the four places where I received care in 2018 and 2019. Now my care is at two places. And home, with Karl. The goal is to maintain progress.
We have to be patient during this time of COVID-19. Karl follows the science regarding progress for a vaccine. We are following directions!
When we began this blog in December 2009, and the first years here, I reflected often on the caregiving years with my mother. I am so grateful for those years.
One of the many things I learned was to look for beauty. Those lessons still apply today. We may have been in a hospital room – and look at the autumn beauty. We were near where my mother taught for years. She knew.
Two poems from my archives, in loving memory and gratitude:
another year has passed since my mother’s passing I sit and quietly read a book she would like too
country cemetery trumpet vines growing taller than the gravestones
I looked at my emails and received a message today from the Aurora Health Care Foundation. I learned that Nurses Week is May 6 – May 12. We are grateful to help in our area. Grateful for care.
Another message was from Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. People we know have served and been cared for well there. The message today was about donations, so they can buy more iPADS to make Virtual Visits possible.
. . . whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.