I woke up early…oh my aching back. I took a tylenol and walked for a bit. That seemed to help. I went into Anne’s office to read until Jerry woke up. He found me sitting there sound asleep with my book in my lap. I can sleep anywhere at any time these days.
After lunch we went over to the Waterwall. There was something so beautiful, so powerful about this park in the middle of Houston. We stayed for about an hour, sat on a bench people watching, reading, taking pictures, getting sprayed by the water, taking in the noise of the water that drowned out all city sounds. It’s a great place to people watch. Models with photographers doing photo shoots, a graduate in a cap and gown, families picnicking, little kids chasing pigeons, several young girls in prom dresses (minus their dates) and what must have been girl celebrating her quinceanera with her “attendants” and young guys in tuxes and tails. She had a gown that looked like Scarlet O’Hara wore to parties in the old South and pink sneakers to match.
We stopped at my new favorite Chinese restaurant (thanks Jill for introducing me to E Tao) at the mall afterwards to pick up some takeout…wonton soup, dumplings and spring rolls…I have enough food to last me forever. Jerry’s not a big Chinese food fan so I’ll be eating it all forever. Yum.
It is so true…I think Pixie was the one who said it to me..the body wants to heal….is made to heal. Each day I get better, stronger, more whole. And I’m in awe that it just “happens”. I’ve been thinking about how lucky I am that I had such trouble swallowing and needed to get it checked out. If the symptoms had been less annoying, I might have ignored them. Instead, I ended up at MD Anderson and they saved my life. They saved me and you did…with prayers and support and encouragement and healing energy and Reiki and a harp and kale and soup and cards and jokes and Blizzards from Dairy Queen and Masses and books and articles and music. I owe an awful lot of people big time! What’s the saying …Cultivate an attitude of gratitude”…My gratitude to each one of you is beyond measure.