cuddlies - such as our BIG CARROT- are in the laundry due to this being leap-year. But now that the leap has successfully been made by that piggie in the Guiness Book of World Records, those colorful, luxurious, luscious lovelies we have all come to covet for ourselves shall mysteriously reappear in all piggie cages...
and, BTW, they are all gifts from so many loving, generous friends we cannot thank you enough!)
Mom is really enjoying her new art studio, library, yoga and
T'ai Chi space drenched with ?sunlight? and the bloomin' purple orchid from Trader Joe; sitting in her big, stuffed chair meditating; reading poetry while savoring a piping hot chai latte, dreaming.
Yes, that is Vinny's new BIG cage on the bottom, still being "tweeked" EXACTLY to his idiosyncratic liking until all cords and things that make blinds go up and down. etc. are removed and they get to go on supervised RUNABOUT while the others chase them from to and fro from inside the sanctity of their own Big Cages and when they chew up mom's art she will simply charge more calling it "performance art" although how, when, and where she will make it remains a mystery inside the art, yoga, T'ai Chi & meditation Sacred Space she remembers
if only inside her imagination
In a galaxy far, far away
A long, long time ago...
Mom will meditate no matter what. So?
THE PIGS ARE HAPPY, MOM IS GETTING THERE
AT LONG LAST as GRIEF EASES INTO SPRING.
REALLY: WHAT ELSE MATTERS?!
GRATITUDE, OUR PRECIOUS FRIENDS,
A SENSE OF PURPOSE;
THAT OUR LIVES MATTER.
AND THE WORLD IS SOMEHOW
A BETTER PLACE FOR OUR HAVING
BEEN IN IT, IF ONLY TO HAVE HELPED
A FAINTING ROBIN BACK INTO ITS NEST
OR COMFORTED SOMEONE WHO HAS
JUST LOST SO MANY BELOVED COMPANIONS,
WHICH YOU ALL HAVE DONE FOR ME.
AND WHETHER WE LOSE ONE OR FIVE,
THE LOSS IS A "MIGHTY DARK" UNTIL
TIME AND LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND
SUPPORT, NON-JUDGEMENTAL, EVEN
SILENT COMPANIONSHIP BLOW IT OUT
TO SEA LEAVING THE BEREAVED WAITING
EMPTY-HEARTED ON THE SHORE KNOWING
THAT A NEW ONE NEEDS LOVE AND IT IS TIME
TO OPEN BACK UP TO LOVE ONCE MORE.
FRIENDS CAN GIVE THAT.
WHAT GREATER TREASURE IS THERE?