Saturday, 1 September 2012

PADDINGTON RETURNS

I was going to name this post 'Goodbye Cruel Ward!' just to be dramatic, but it wasn't a cruel ward at all.
Hepatology patients are often in-patients for so long that they become very familiar and friendly with the staff... but I was soon moved to my own side room...
where I could display my gorgeous birthday cards and my I Love Dublin sweatshirt picked up from one of my brothers' travels... and the green chair from which I could view my own rather dubious view...
and smugly enjoy a patch of sun...
From here..
to here, outside my front door, where the butterfly lavender were waiting for me..
as well as two cards from Niamh, my extraordinary new friend on twitter, a book from my dearest friend Mary, and my birthday present from Malaysia, where Riz and Angel made me a photo collection of their favourite travel images from Kyoto, Japan to Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Lake Manyara, Tanzania. "Dear Shaista," their inscription reads "A magic carpet for your imagination."

Paddington returns to find it is still her birthday :)

7 comments:

Ruth said...

I am tugged by the question of whether it is your love or the love of others that got you through to home. But that is silly, because it is all the same love.

Now let the lavender heal your spirit.

Marion said...

So very glad you are back home and can enjoy every minute of what is left of summer. Beautiful Blue Moon last night. I hope you got to see it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yay, you're back, radiant as always and so well loved, as you richly deserve to be. Your posts always lift my heart to gladness:)

nene said...

Your struggles as you share them
also provide us with a share of your courage, this is selfless.

Gracias nuestra preciosa amiga

Oya's Daughter said...

Hello again, my sweet! I am glad you are enjoying your Un-birthdays/Birthdays anew. Enjoy, and be in bliss!

Cait O'Connor said...

I have enjoyed catching up with your inspiring words and so glad you are back home with your lavender.

Yin said...

Of course!

I SING the Body electric;
The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them;
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the Soul.

;) Everybody was kung-fu fighting...

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