Full Bloom 19 December 4, 2016
Focus on keeping your petals open
to passing butterflies and honeybees.
Your immortality is already promised.
--- Full Bloom 4
The work on the new book about my Grandmother Grace
has been all-consuming these months. It set off panic to
which I'm rarely subject. When I called, help came.
Now I see the end point coming. In ten days I can send
it to the publisher. Once more I stayed the course.
Anne says courage means you were vulnerable. I
learned to do what baffled me. Awake at 3 a.m.,
I wrote to re-find my courage. I even pulled the staff
of the big New York and London publishers into
helping me. As I struggled for footing in a strange
formatting world, and then my computer died,
angels began to appear. Three knocked at my door.
Doug came to set up a temporary computer so my
book work could continue. My student Shirley,
gone a year for back surgery, stopped by, her hands
full of egg boxes, soup, and honey. My neighbor Kevin,
working with others next door to cut down trees and
undergrowth, comes to show me how they cleared
my land,too, and they want to do more, even cut
firewood. Gratitude is inadequate to express what I feel.
I've lived within a gift-giving universe a long time,
but now I'm in an age of miracles.