Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fit to be tied



I almost feel sorry for the Sufi acupuncturist. I'm about to place myself on his treatment table, you see, and I'm kind of a mess.

Yesterday was one of those days when a powerful emotional storm appeared from out of the nowhere. The first signs of the impending storm centered around a foul mood. I felt angry and self-righteous, outraged. I bitched and moaned endlessly to dear friends who are always gracious listeners. Y'all know who you are. Thank you!

As the internal storm raged, I lapsed into a cleaning frenzy. Sometimes I can blow off steam this way, and the results are always pleasing. But. It didn't work. So then I decided to cook something very complicated. I made chicken korma. The process was very labor intensive - and delicious - but did not help resolve my inner turmoil.

So I invited a couple of rowdy friends over for dinner. We drank. And though we laughed and ranted and raved, ate too much, drank too much wine, stayed up way too late, I was still in a mood.

In spite of a hangover and the inevitable remorse that always accompanies the metabolization of excess, there is even now much more energy stirring around inside my heart than I know what to do with. If my body had a car alarm, it would be going off right now.

The trip to the acupuncturist is timely, oh yeah. But where will he start? Like I said, I almost feel sorry for him. Almost.

20 comments:

The Bug said...

Oh I can see him cracking his knuckles (would a Sufi acupuncturist crack his knuckles) & cackling with glee at the challenge!

Jinksy said...

Oh, dear! I hope he didn't have difficulty choosing the spot to start, a s a p ! LOL :)

Reya Mellicker said...

Bug ha ha! Made me laugh. He is freshly returned from a big trip to China, so probably up for the work.

glnroz said...

hummm,, makes me think i need a trip to the river cabin and sit on the porch and watch the leaves blow in the wind. You have the power and i feel confident you will "sort" the aggravations.. easy for me to say isn't it..

willow said...

Haha, your day sound like most of mine! WT's aunt always says "fit to be tied". It's so cute. Must be a Kansas City thing, no?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

whatever it is that needs to get out will get out and maybe it will take the additional efforts of your sufi acupuncturist!

like your double entendre!!

hugs....

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I was feeling that way last week! I seem to be rid of it now, perhaps I sent it to you. Hope the Sufi helps. Willow, I say fit to be tied all the time - perhaps it's an Irish thing-I got it from my Nana and mother.

Lynne said...

Whoa, Reya! I feel like that sometimes and when I do I grab my camera and go for a walk.

Love both pics for different reasons. Love the colors and the whole mood of the first one; and the last one is, well, so PLEASANT.

Hope he helps you!

Reya Mellicker said...

Back from the acupuncturist and a walk around Arlington National Cemetery. I feel like a brand new woman.

I was fit to be tied, now I'm fit to be tired. Chillin' out.

Yay.

Cyndy said...

I hope he finds all the right spots. It's no fun feeling cranky. Yesterday I spent the day recovering from a physically exhausting and somewhat annoying work weekend that extended into Monday. Not one of my better days either. Feel better soon!

Elizabeth said...

Hope you feel better?

Some one was saying that orange--the color of fall -- is full of bursting creative energy -- but my guess ENERGY of all sorts
maybe just waiting to burst out
any way it can....
maybe in mischevious ways too......

was just outside looking for UFO's
there was something bright in the sky
and everyone was looking up...

steven said...

reya - i'm almost done with a very rare grumpy day for me. i have no strategies for dealing with the grumps outside of biking, listening to music, trying to catch up with the deep pile of schoolwork, and whipping back a couple of beers. being inside the mood is horrible. i hear myself grumbling. i feel others as they listen to the grumble. i try to change the mood that splashes water on the colours but it's so transparently obvious that really - i am in a grumpy mood. happily, they are rare! i hope the sufi acupuncturist twirls the needles through some good energy for you. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

He fixed me up, Steven.

I love the word "grumpy." Not the situation, but the word itself.

Tom said...

i usually get so worked up the first 3 hours i am at work, that everything else by comparison is a fruit smoothie. whatever that means. hope you get the bugs worked out, wonderful autumn won't abide much stomping about in a snit

Daisy said...

Hope you soon feel better. If not, you could come clean my house, and cook a delicious meal. I'll go get the wine! :-)

Reya Mellicker said...

Daisy ha ha! I'll be right there!

Kerry said...

Wow, first of all, that photo is perfect! "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear": I worry about that every time I read it. They are? What?

Sounds like your acupuncturist did the trick, and I hope it lasts. I have never had acupuncture and it would be interesting to read more specifically what happens. I hope you are back to normal, but if not, please feel free to come and clean my house, after Daisy's of course.

Pauline said...

that bottom photo with the warning in the rear view mirror seems to speak to your present state - I'd be interested in where the acupuncturist places those needles.

Reya Mellicker said...

He worked on lung meridian points yesterday, easing my chest, allowing me to breathe slowly and freely, in AND out. Did the trick!

Nancy said...

You and I are in the same place.