11 March, 2014

Just Holding On and Smiling

Just a few lines this morning as I am down with a ferocious virus which refuses to go away and seems intent on morphing into the usual bout of March pneumonia.

What is interesting about the situation is that, able to wander about with a camera or not able to wander about with a camera, my eyes persist in lighting upon every mundane thing they see with something akin to delight. It may have something to do with the high fever that has me glowing like a lantern this morning and shaking like a leaf.

The eyes themselves and the smile in their depths, the somewhat shaky hand and little pottery cup of jasmine tea - all these things are complete within themselves and owe nothing to this old hen or her raging illness. They simply drink in the light and rejoice.

7 comments:

Pienosole said...

I'm sending you wishes for a speedy recovery before the pneumonia is able to set in. Take care.

Mystic Meandering said...

What a beautiful experience of light in the midst of illness! Sometimes illness just opens us up to the light that is there - to *see* what is really there...

Wishing you wellness... And all shall be infinitely well.

How about that Cosmos series! Exhilerating! :)

Tabor said...

Hope you get better in time for the warmer weather.

Debbie said...

Thinking of you and sending so much love and light.

Holding you gently in my thoughts and prayers, too!

Guy said...

Hi Cate

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Guy

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Please take care
and heal quickly :)

Jennifer said...

Dear Cate, please rest and take care, and get well soon!