*April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire..*
Thomas Eliot, the Waste Land (with a nod to Geoffrey Chaucer)
April never was a favourite month of mine.. here, it is usually colder, windier and wetter than Winter Months... this year, as my winding road to recovery continues, the first few days have been rough....we have had several huge storms - 30 mph winds, Thunder and Lightning (oh my)...my soon-to- end part time job ends in 10 days...and I won't be sorry to see it go.... it is no fun taking two buses to and from work (and I must work till 8:00 p.m. three nights a week in an unsafe part of the City)....though it's nice to be earning a paycheck, the whole things is downright depressing. Still, there is a decent place across the street where I can have a nice Latte outside (even while it's storming)...
|At Delissios Cafe|
There were a few days where I was able to get out for a walk amid my best *Counselor and Friend*....Nature.
As many of you know, the Blogging World is decreasing... mind you, my Blog always had a small group of followers... and now, most of them have left... it is human nature to feel sad when you see old friends have gone... but, it is Life... everyone is off *living*... those of you who do come to visit and actually comment....thank you. Renee, who was the person to first encourage me to blog - and to post photos (my artistic talent among you authors, painters and sculptors)...is still with me. The third anniversary of her death found me in hospital......but I thought of her a lot while I was there...and I continue to think of her know and give thanks for her HUGE open and honest heart and her enormous ability to love....
|Gifts from a dear friend... sent all the way from Capetown...|
These days, I blog mainly for me....a form of self-therapy... my burns will be with me a long time....but they are healing and soon, when I am able to get out and hike more, I know my feelings will strengthen as my body does. Hope will return to my soul and perhaps this April will be a remarkable and wonderful one.
* I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills
Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain:
I have seen lady April bringing the daffodils,
Bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain.*
♥ Robin ♥