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At the third stroke …

Last Wednesday morning — just a week ago — I was sitting quietly at my dining table writing morning pages as the early sun streamed into my little living room. My ritual pot of tea and candle accompanied me. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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More than meets the eye

When I was in hospital following the stroke, a writer friend brought me a sweet little rose bush in a pot. It was covered in blooms — I can’t recall what colour. But it was beautiful. My daughter took it … Continue reading

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Humbled by good fortune

After weeks of follow-up tests, some of them involving electric shocks and a very nasty needle, results are in. My neurologist was searching for further clarification re the location of the stroke I had in February. Turns out, I had … Continue reading

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Seven months

Yesterday marked seven months since the day of the stroke; the day my life changed significantly. Time has allowed me to see the many gifts hidden beneath the disintegration of old lifestyle patterns. The discipline of haiku is definitely one … Continue reading

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A daily affirmation

with every breath, grace nourishes my soul, time flows, weaving eternity  

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Modern diagnostics

Several of the tests I’m undergoing at the moment involve an MRI machine, or similar. It strikes me that we talk about these kinds of things as though they were everyday occurrences — CAT scan, MRI, Evoked Motor Potentials test … Continue reading

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End of winter 2012

reconstructed, we emerge glittering into spring’s perfumed blessing  

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Interconnectedness

I’m making friends along the route of my morning walk – locals who also walk, or who chat over their front fence. At about the halfway mark, just before the uphill stretch begins, there’s a small wooden bench in front … Continue reading

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The cost of attending appointments

exhaustion weighs down shoulders, limbs, staggers my gait yet the spirit sings  

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A little milestone

It’s six months today since my world changed and my life took a new path. A short six months, a brief 183 days, a slow passage of thousands of hours. One day, I’ll write more about the complexities of navigating … Continue reading

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