Tuesday, 25 September 2012

GLI ESPERTI DEI FIORI

It was pouring rain yesterday when I left for surgery. The pink roses were bowed in head and spirit. "Buck up!" I urged, "we've a long day ahead." It wasn't a long procedure, although might have been nicer if the Blue Eyed Surgeon had indulged me in a wee song. No such luck. I wearily warbled "It's a long way to Tipperary..." to encourage the Irish in him to join in, but he grimly persisted in needling, draining, anaesthetising...  This was me all day yesterday...
I howled a lot, silently and sometimes, loudly, dramatically, but mostly I felt as an animal would, unable to scratch or lick the wound clean of pain. My kindhearted neighbour Victoria stopped by with a cold eye mask and on Twitter, the Girls were endlessly comforting and funny. As I approached sleep, I dreaded waking to more burning. But it does feel easier today, and this afternoon I answered a knock at the door to behold...
Thank you Kathy from Twitter, thank you for my cup of tea-roses. They are perched just beside my bed and with the sun pouring in, today is so much better than yesterday. Gli esperti dei fiori - you are the flower expert. Indeed you all are, expert at arranging flowers and cards and love to be sent to a place and a person who is deeply appreciative of every heartfelt, healing gesture.

7 comments:

Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...

This square of space. Cursur blinking. I want to write something profound or funny or memorable. I want to promise you everything will be fine. I want to type words that comfort and give hope.

To prove I am not a robot, I see the password below waiting for me....maybe a sign...

29 dreamon

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I do hope the burning eases. Poor girl. Love the lion photo! I ADORE the teacup roses......how beautiful. A small humble monk is making his way across the pond to you, kiddo. He will love to stand on your sunny windowsill, in prayer. I send him with Godspeed.

Shaista said...

Jeanne!! I will 'dreamon' :) Dream that we meet again, on t'other side of the world...

Shaista said...

Sherry! Isn't the lion image great?!! Love the clever internet... will look out for the humble monk and you look out for something in return too xxxx

Cloudia said...

wishing you all the best!


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Marion said...

May you be healthy and free from illness. May you have happiness and peace, Shaista.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I love the pictures - they tell your story so well. Hope your day is cheerful and you're feeling much better.

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