Sunday, July 18, 2010
A friend who has been engaged for three years has finally agreed to marry her fiance. She swallowed hard (she is a commitment phobe) and just said YES. A client who has been fighting cancer for almost ten years has decided to let go, stop pummeling his body with treatments. He will try to stay comfortable. He will leave the hospital, go home and "fly away" as Steven would say, among dear ones. Another client who Could Not Ever Sleep took up rowing and kayaking this summer - out of blue or so she says. She has figured out she belongs on the water. She is Sleeping Like a Baby.
Though there is still a smallish mountain of boxes in my living room, I am in my new space. After nine years on Tennessee Avenue, just like that (sound of fingers snapping), I'm in my own domain. Wow.
This is a summer of transformation for so many of us. I know I say this all the time, but I am in awe. Years drag by sometimes during which it seems that nothing changes. (I know that's not true.) But then, out of the nowhere, everything is different. What series of events, which configurations of the stars, what oh what is it that sets the stage for these transformations?
Don't ask me to explain it. I have no clue how it works or why it works this way. I am loving this summer. I am in love with this summer. Life is change, change is inevitable. In spite of a serious learning curve, I embrace the changes I've experienced so so so much. I am grateful beyond words. Oh yeah.
Salaam and Shalom, y'all.