'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 21 March 2010

New Day

Today is dawning. As I write these words, Sunday steals softly and quietly across the world. It is the most exquisite, gentle, beautiful start to any day that I have ever experienced.
The birds are churruping, the clock is ticking peacefully and I'm alive! More fully, it seems, than for some months. This infection that reduced me to a literal crawl and hospitalisation this week has been simmering away for a while. It's insidiously clouded my reception of the world. Now, although my recuperation has just begun, I already feel ultra-sensitive, jangling, hyper-alert. Food tastes marvelous! One soft-boiled free-range egg with a slice of toast - a banquet! A complex, amazing intertwining of textures and flavours enough to sell my soul for!
My bed - sweetly-scented, freshly laundered cool sheets, firmness and softness in perfect harmony - the blissful gasping joy of sliding down and the sense of peace and rest as I drift off into another nap...


  1. This is exactly where you should be. It sounds blissful and I am so glad you are feeling so much better.

  2. Yes. It's good to get mornings like that. All the more so after an illness. It makes one appreciate life more fully again.

    I always say that when one wakes up in the morning it has to be better than the alternative.

    Keep waking. Keep getting better. Keep enjoying. Keep blogging.

  3. As GB says, yes, keep waking... keep getting better. Any day this side of the flower bed, is a winner.

    I do hope you continue feeling better every day and find that Blogging helps you verbalise what you are going through.

    I'm sending you warm, healing hugs and happy quiches, from Kitty xo

    (LOL! THIS is my word verification: perthips... seriously, I'm not making this up! Oh... too funny.)

  4. Yes, Yes Indeed - do dive in and slumber deeply so tomorrow's morning will be as sweet as it was for you today.

    Feel better!

  5. It sounds to me as if the "infection" and the brief hospitalisation have been preying on your mind. I am glad that you appear to have put this behind you now and can look forward. Good health is so precious.

  6. What a marvelous photo! And glad to hear you are on the mend....

  7. Look after yourself. Best wishes :)

  8. A beautiful post. I hope your recovery continues and that some of the freshness remains with you.

  9. Oh, so glad you are home to enjoy your own bed, and lovely linens.
    Hospital is the last place to be for safe comfortable recuperation.

  10. Thank you for all your kind thoughts everyone.

  11. How wonderful to feel so reborn! Take it easy and enjoy the rediscovery of ordinary things!


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