"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The LONG Road to Recovery....and to Gaining my Life Back

Looking back at my last post, written in a deliriously happy moment before I was off to meet my two Guys in New York, sigh.....well it reveals how LIFE can change in a mere instant.....a *Snap of the Fingers* and all you have known is changed.

I spent three weeks in hospital....was uninsured... and now, still slowly (but surely) healing....am left with unbelievably GIGANTIC medical bills - and no way to ever pay them back. 

Most of you know I am alone in San Francisco.... close friends live thousands of miles away....as do Chris and Bofie.  It will be a long, rough road to a recovery... but I am grateful for those friends who can comprehend what I am going through....and send me emotional support.  It means a lot. 

Bofie misses his Mum....  thank goodness for SKYPE and Facetime!

Meanwhile, I have begun work at my non-Opera job...receptionist at a Tax Company.... only 20 hours a week (nights and weekends) and just over minimum wage....but it's all I can get here in San Francisco these days.....so I take it...
it money for food and basics... and it's definitely better than nothing.

I am regaining strength in my legs with all the walking I must do...this is inspiring to me....as I am really an *Outdoor Girl* and need to be in Nature's realm as often as possible.

Here are a few photos I was able to take last week......they help to heal my body, my soul and my heart.  I hope you enjoy them.  For those of you who sent cards to me in Hospital and later to my home.... thank you for your prayers and healing thoughts.... and even some lovely artwork... I will post some of them soon.

Blue Boy

Mr. and Mrs Mallard at Brunch

Spring has arrived early in San Francisco.  This has been a real blessing to me....it enables me to get out in the Sunshine..and help me to heal.

The Stow Lake Turtles like the Sun too!

Last night, I was able to photograph the March Full Moon....  so beautiful and such a joy to behold... another step towards getting my life back!

La Bella Luna....I have missed you!

I leave you with words that have always encouraged me to push on when things get tough.... they ring especially true now.

* Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though we pass them by today,
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.

Home is behind, the World ahead,

And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of Night,
Until the Stars are all alight.* 

Love, always,

♥ Robin ♥


  1. I'm glad you're able to blog again, Robin.

    1. Snow, you are soooo sweet..thank you for caring and for checking up on me when you have so many issues of your own.

      Love, always,

      ♥ Robin ♥

  2. Welcome back Robin.. so sorry you had to go thru all that.
    We were all worried. I hope you can get some financial help on your hospital bills. There must be something out there. Just keep going out in nature.. it helps heal the heart. xoxo

    1. Cris, how nice you *found me* again after my absence.. so far, I have not been able to find anyone to help with my bills...if there is *something* out there...it takes a myriad of hours to search, make calls etc....and I don't have the strength to do it by myself. I know I sound full of self-pity...but, I am in dire trouble....and can't find a way out... Keep me in your prayers....I need them.

      Love to all - including the Chickens!

      ♥ Robin ♥

  3. SO SO happy to see you back dear Twin!!! I know being outside makes you happy and now that spring is here you will have more time to do those things you love. Please know I am thinking about you and will look forward to more beautiful images of spring!

    Sending love and healing wishes,


  4. Oh Robin I want to just wrap my arms around you and give you a huge hug. Prayers that things will work out. You are so loved by so many.
    Nature is the best healer so keep going there.
    SO HAPPY to see you back!!!!!


    1. Teri.....wish you could..right now, I am so alone, a real hug would be welcoming.... thank you for your prayers...they mean a lot.


      ♥ Robin ♥

  5. Hello Dearest Twin,
    I wish I could spend more time outside...but with this part-time job, my days are cut in half....so I really only have 3 free days a week - and none of them together.... oh well...only a month more to go. It is lovely to hear from you....

    Love, always and a special kiss for Mia!

    ♥ Robin ♥

  6. I was so sorry to read about your accident, though we have not seen one another in over 30 years often I think of you and remember your beauty. The words from Tolkien are very appropriate and I send you all best wishes. Love always, C.

    1. Dear *Mysterious* Mrs. Black... what sweet words... wow..30 years ago... during my time in England....we were mere girls then! Love your blog.... and love you for your kindness and positive thoughts! ♥ Robin ♥