Monday, August 23, 2010

God is Nice to Me



I went on at some length, explaining in great detail to my friend all the reasons not to go up to the cabin under the trees, on the cliff overlooking the Potomac. His response was a three word email: You are going.

He'll be in the art studio all day working on projects. I can be sick here, or sick up there, on the screened in porch, reading a book, drawing, dozing. So maybe I won't swim in the river (though I might ...) and I won't drink too much wine (just tea, thank you). I won't be making curried salmon (soup instead). BUT ... it will be peaceful, beautiful and healing. I will be outside the whirling vortex of Washington DC, away from everything for a couple of days. In other words: just what I need. I am going.

I'm outta here. See y'all on the flip side. xx love and Shalom.

20 comments:

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Oh yaaay! I'm so glad you are going. It will be soothing & health inducing! I'm so happy you are outta there!

Everton Terrace said...

Great friend - good news. Have a good one!

Karen said...

May it be just what you need (though not what you had planned)! Travel safely!

The Bug said...

Excellent!

Bee said...

I'm so charmed by the photograph . . . it seems to be saying that it is a "smart" decision to put the city in your rear-view mirror. I'm so out of the loop, dear Reya, but I'm always FOR any decision that involves reading and relaxing. Enjoy!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, all. Hey Bee that's exactly what I intended with the photo - thanks for noticing.

Can't wait to drag my sorry ass out of town.

Meri said...

Chicken soup and no swimming in the river. That should do the trick.

Adrianne said...

I am so sorry that you are sick (having had a similar thing happen twice in two months myself, I can totally empathize), but I think you are making the right decision by going cabin-ward. The simple act of getting out of the city and into such a tranquil setting should make you feel better.

Tom said...

so i missed the post yesterday--glad i did. And glad you've been convinced to get out of town. You'll end up happy as a snuffly clam.
And maybe a soak in the river won't be out of the question

ellen abbott said...

Oh, YAY!

Barbara said...

so happy to see you will go on your trip. Maybe when you escape the vortex it will allow for a quick recovery.

Peace!

Vicki said...

Yay! I am so glad you are going. A couple of days is just what is needed...ENJOY...

Val said...

hurrah! am sure it will make you feel better too. have a wonderful break

The Pollinatrix said...

This lifts my heart. Go you!

janis said...

Have a fabulous restful trip! Do get inspired to tell us some stories when you get back!

Nancy said...

Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, healing good time!

e said...

Sending some energy and hope your way for a healing experience on this trip. I do hope you can enjoy!

Pauline said...

There's nothing better for your health than being out of doors where the air is clear and the pace slow. Enjoy and recover!

karen said...

Hi! Just catching up.. a Smart decision indeed, I think it will be good for you.. have just been laid horribly low by a late winter cold of horrible proportions, and today's my first day feeling human again!! I hope you have a great break.. now I'm going to try to catch up on as much of your news as I can!

C.M. Jackson said...

good for you!! you are blessed to have such a good friend ..enjoy!