Shedding a new light

It is decadent to …

– go back to bed after an early morning walk

– write a post for my blog

– drink that second cup of coffee

– sit in the quiet of the house — listening to the birds

– think about gardening, and then actually garden

– wait to get dressed for the day… to stay in pyjamas longer

– walk by the bay with a coffee in hand

– pull the freshly washed covers up to my chin

– slow life down for a while

– enjoy the company of my children

– laugh with friends

I’ve changed.  My life is slow.  It’s almost like I now see a different “spectrum” of light – you know, the colour we can’t see because our eyes can’t detect.  I see the colour just to the left of red… this colour is decadent.  I call it “gratitude”.

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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5 Responses to Shedding a new light

  1. kiwiskan says:

    gets that way as you get older as well…

  2. Gwen says:

    Gratitude sounds like a beautiful colour.

  3. It’s not decadent at all Stacey, it’s a beautiful life!

  4. Gallivanta says:

    I would say gratitude, with a little decadence on the side.

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