“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”
“My boat strikes something deep, at first sounds of silence, waves. Nothing has happened; or perhaps everything has happened and I am sitting in my new life.”
My sails catch wind from inhospitable surroundings into darkened waters. And to see any light only intends to surround me with more darkness. It is in this velvet serenity that at times I feel most at home. Give me the bare shadow of a new moon or the slight crescent of the bull moon so not to take away from the seemingly contradictory warmth of a dark cold night. I visit this place often and its focus is always on a new understanding, a perception different from the previous stay but somehow the same in its approach to life and love.
Many of you know I struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Well in the years since my diagnoses I have kept on working. At first, I didn’t slow down and tried to
maintain the same schedule or degree of productivity but we all get older and naturally slow down and then to add a degenerative physical and cognitive condition to the mix; well time comes to every decision and so it is for early retirement.
However, when one door closes, another one opens so I’ve been given the gift of extra time, time for reading, writing and blogging plus an exercise program compliments of my neurologist. And there is the promise of writing a book one day that I made to a good friend. So it’s time to turn the page to the next chapter.