Good morning everybody as we once again come near to the end of another week.
I hope that most of you at least, have had a good and not-too-challenging past week.
Personal news seems thin on the ground this week, except that my husband's been called forward for his vaccination on Saturday (tomorrow), so I'm very pleased about that, and I hope that some more of you will have had yours over the past few days too, to swell the numbers of us who are on their way to some protection from COVID-19.
I find myself here listening to Marlene Dietrich's Lili Marlene! Not intentional at all. Someone on another HU forum sent me a link to a YouTube song from the past and I've somehow become entangled in listening to some of the music of the 1940's. I must soon get back to the 21st century!
Today I'm posting a poem which I intended to share with you last Friday. It's by someone called Laura Ding-Edwards, whose work I'm unfamiliar with, but I found this poem, 'The Mountain' to be a bit of an inspiration to me. Maybe you'll find it so too! I didn't want to share it with you until I'd made sure that its original poster didn't mind my doing so, but she's a lovely lady and is very happy with that.
If the mountain seems too big today
then climb a hill instead
if the morning brings you sadness
it’s ok to stay in bed
If the day ahead weighs heavy
and your plans feel like a curse
there’s no shame in rearranging
don’t make yourself feel worse
If a shower stings like needles
and a bath feels like you’ll drown
if you haven’t washed your hair for days
don’t throw away your crown
A day is not a lifetime
a rest is not defeat
don’t think of it as failure
just a quiet, kind retreat
It’s ok to take a moment
from an anxious, fractured mind
the world will not stop turning
while you get realigned
The mountain will still be there
when you want to try again
you can climb it in your own time
just love yourself til then.
Laura Ding-Edwards 2019 ©
Hoping you'll all find a way to enjoy the coming weekend and that you are keeping your spirits up!