Hummingbird at Jordan Dam by Doc Ellen, DVM
Talking to Myself Forty-Two October 4, 2020
My main goals now are healing and
strengthening. Slowly, I do more
work in a day, leave home more often.
I saw my eye doctor, got my hair cut,
mailed out review and thank you
copies of my new book, and will see
my dentist in ten days. I’m even
having a bookmark made. So far,
so good. I get tired, but I don’t get
sick. I made bread yesterday and
will make pizza today. I wake at
two a.m. but sleep later. I enjoy
my work of proofing and teaching.
We live in strange times, yet I
read, write, and teach as per usual.
I forget more easily. Some people
I used to see often, I miss. I see
them rarely or not at all. I reread
books I wrote years ago and aim
to publish. I like the life I’ve lived,
the courage I found, the stands I
took. Some of my enemies never
ceased to hate me, but some forgave
me when they knew me better. I
have been doing what I felt called
to do, and I’m quietly grateful I
have friends in far away places:
China, Russia, Finland, Holland,
Italy, England, Wales,
Am I not blessed?