Saturday, July 29, 2017

extremes

i will tell you that it rained.
HARD.
beginning around 3 AM it rained 
all day monday.
there were floods, the roads underwater
washing out a bit
and just down the road from my house
i eased past a van 
that hydroplaned sideways in the depths.
 i've never seen such rain here
 and then again it rained thursday
and water was standing in the yard. wet everywhere.
saturated.
my job has been to heal.
which is on its own schedule
not the one i want it to follow.
 so i've been around the place a lot
(sleeping a lot)
which now really is jungleized.
and i'm watching this year's teenagers.
all awkward
and funny
and i've been
 enjoying the hollyhocks
that began at my friend's house
years and years ago.
 on the front stoop yesterday
the bunnies were bold.
they are all eyes, ears, and nose
and leg
 sweet cottontail.
a shifu heart from a friend
warmed my heart
and another card with shifu and spun gold!
it's still july,
but i've felt august and even september
playing games around the corners.
two sunny days, now.
i'm thinking of the end of august
when i will be co-teaching one book arts class twice a week
at st. lawrence university
with melissa schulenburg.
i'm really happy about that committment
giving structure to my autumn
without the responsibility of a full teaching load.
 i'm happy to be working with students again.
this time older and a bit more mature, maybe.
~~~
back from my walk
and i realize i'm not back yet. 
i forgot my manners.
thank you all for your well wishes. 
i am healing well, more slowly than i had expected, but thoroughly
as far as i can tell.
things are working a bit better, 
though naps are still necessary.
again, thank you.


5 comments:

jude said...

things re falling into place maybe. it rained so much here i thought the roof would fall in before i got to repair it.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude,i know. it feels saturated, and jungly.

one small stitch said...

healing takes time, be gentle with yourself. Your hollyhocks look better than mine , it is so dry and hot here they are half their usual height.

neki desu said...

keep doing a good job at healing.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, my body has made a huge leap in the last two days. must have exorcized the anesthesia... we have your rains...last week roads flooded.
neki, feeling so much better this week! thanks.

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