Minimalist Mood

It was one of those cerulean blue days with big, billowy cumulus clouds. The day where one can lay on freshly mown grass to stare at the shapes taking place in the sky. To stare at the majestic mountains of white. To stare at a patch of blue and exalt in the sheer beauty and pleasure of a fine, summer day.

And the shade during a fine, hot summer day provides a sanctuary from the glaring sun just as one would hide from the glaring issues of everyday life–the glaring concerns those who have aging parent–like me. We want to be protected from the inevitable, to hide from the pain of loss that will ensue.

I know that aging is an impassable road–so embrace it. Embrace your aging parents, your aunts and uncles. Call them on the phone, surprise them with flowers–let them know they are loved. Reminisce. Remember. Listen. And then return to the present.

Thanks to all who sent well-wishes for my father’s health. He’s a smiling and laughing 83-year old who, because of the doctors’ and nurses’ expertise will allow my father to see many, many more fine summer days.

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Note – I have to borrow someone’s weak signal to use the Internet, so this post took me three hours! Thanks again for stopping–I can’t wait to catch up with everyone.

Song of the Day for YOU: 

On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you’ll see who you are
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star
You’ll feel part of
Every mountain, sea and shore,
You can hear from far and near
A world you’ve never never heard before

And on a clear day
On a clear day
You can see forever and ever and ever and ever more.  ~Alan J. Lerner


5 thoughts on “Minimalist Mood

  1. So glad that your Dad is doing well, I’m sure he is happy that you are there to visit. Keep strong my friend and carry on. Chris

  2. Wow, three hours to post. Makes one appreciate high speed net. So glad your dad is doing well and will be well. Absolutely adore each of your photos today, and love your writing. So true, we need to admire and appreciate our elders, and show them our love and respect. 🙂

  3. Terrie:
    I also am glad that daddy is better. The weather and all the beautiful surroundings on a great day is like medicine…or a tonic.
    I was going to comment on the beautiful pics and inspiring poem…but your parent is more important—so happy over the news…I heard he had become so strong he tried to pinch a nurse…nono—it was you he tried to pinch lol
    hugs Jaye

  4. Wonderful post. I’m glad your Dad is doing better. Enjoy the time with him and with the sky.

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