Light Socket Moment…

Spring arrived this weekend…a little late perhaps…but…it arrived…and…I was chomping at the bits to get outside and…dosomething…ride my bike…pot some plants…pull some weeds…anything…it just seemed wrong to stay inside and waste the beautiful weather…

But…I was sick all last week…with a combination of virus and allergies…and…although I was feeling better…my eyes would go crazy itching and watering every time I went outside…

I whined as…Bertha…drug me back inside the house and locked the door…until she reminded me…this is the first of spring…not the end…there will be many lovely weekends to enjoy the great outdoors…my bike isn’t going anywhere…it’s still a bit early to pot those plants…I will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy doing the things I love…once I get over this little snip of an illness I’ve had…and…the best way to get over it…is to…quit doing the things that aggravate it…to allow myself to heal…

Of course…she then went on to relate it to my life…doesn’t she always…reminding me of times when I continually revisited memories that were uncomfortable…or painful…instead of moving on in my life…she said doing that…made about as much sense as continually sticking my finger in a light socket…to see if the power was still on…

Hmmm…well…since she puts it like that…maybe…I’ll stay inside a few more days…

Jane

I Don’t Like Scabs and Snakes…

Hmmm…Bertha…wanted to talk about snakes today…and I reminded her of the words made famous by Jim Stafford…I don’t like spiders and snakes…she wasn’t deterred that easily…not that I thought she would be…we are talking…Bertha

Seems as though…it’s actually growth and healing that she wants to talk about…it’s just that snakes are such a great example of that…that in order to grow…they have to completely shed their old skin…and…there’s a new one underneath…just waiting to take them where they need to go next in life…knowing…that they will be shedding that one as well when it no longer fits…

She then shifts the analogy to…boo-boos…and scabs…another lovely visual…but she reminds me…that the scab forms…to allow time for the new skin to grow underneath…it is never meant to be permanent…for healing to be complete…it has to come off…much like the snake’s skin…

Of course…she is relating this to my life…to those areas where I am still growing…healing…reminding me that…it is an ongoing process…I’ll shed my…skin…many more times…will have many more…scabs…covering ancient boo-boos…that need to come off…it doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong…doesn’t mean I’m making mistakes…even though I do…it’s just part of the growth process…

I don’t have to dig too deep to know what she’s talking about…tis the season…a time of wonderful…and…painful memories…it was the best of times…it was the worst of times

She’s saying that it’s time to shed…the old memories…and…yes…even some of the good ones…that lead to unrealistic expectations…and…embrace the newness of what is…letting my new skin take me where I’m ready to go…

Think I’ll spend some time in the contemplation chair…working it all out…or…off…as the case may be…

Jane