Sunday, July 5, 2009

Coming back from far away

Jean left on a 7:45 am flight to Boston, took part of my heart with her and left part of hers here. Karen I slept a lot today...exhausted from a ten mile hike on Bulls Island yesterday...but also from a week of growth spurts in our heart. Oddly, I am not only closer to Jean but also feel much closer to Brian and Melody, and everyone else in my family too. Sort of like long-tensed muscles which constricted emotional flow have released.

Which leaves me, of course, a little bit like a high pressure hose bouncing and shooting water everywhere as I try to tackle it, like wrestling with a...with a what...rocket ship, anaconda, octupus...no, too negative those metaphors...

Anyhow, I also feel very far away from blogging, a heart with lots to say but few words to say it. And also wanting to settle down, reach out and see what I've been missing.

SO -- I will probably not blog as much for the early part of the week and try to spend more time reading blogs of those I love to follow and those who love to follow me. So this blog might be quiet for a couple of days, but I plan to write lots of comments...realizing that comments on bloggs that are older than two days often don;t get read. At least I seldom go back and check comments on older blogs...

Hello, everybody!!

20 comments:

  1. Rejoicing with you at such a loving reunion!

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  2. You made my heart smile!
    Take your time, gather your thoughts and feelings.
    I'll read you later in the week!
    ~AM

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  3. I understand your feeling. Can't wait for them to get here and then can't wait to get back to normal. I miss all my six children so bad I could cry some time. Things will get back to normal.
    QMM

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  4. That "visiting with kids" virus must be going around. ;) My daughter and grandson just left too, after spending almost four weeks here. I felt like I was getting to know her all over again. And now that she's gone, I miss her more than ever. So I get what you're trying to say. Happy wrestling.

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  5. Wonderful! I am so happy that you had a good time with Jean, and that your family is melding together so well. Enjoy the break from blogging, but know that it is good to have you back.

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  6. That is just wonderful to hear that things went so well. So when are you going to Boston :)
    Enjoy your memories.

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  7. Hi Mark

    there are times like this when words do not suffice and time is needed to assimilate all those new feelings and thoughts and to find a calm and settled place once again... but a place with added richness and possibilities...

    Happy Days

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  8. I feel so much joy for you and I'm so delighted that this has all been such a marvelous experience for all of you. I'll continue to hold good thoughts. Enjoy every day and all the memories and the fun the future can hold for all of you.

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  9. I said I was going to take a break from blogging, but haven't managed to stay away as well as you have. I'm glad you reconnected with Jean. Welcome back.

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  10. I think it is good to follow one's instincts and if you feel like taking a break from blogging to get your thoughts in order, that is a good thing. I on the other hand, always seem to have some written diarrhea thing going on.

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  11. Welcome back! So glad you had such a nice little "break" by spending time with family. But you were missed!!!!

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  12. How thrilling -- to have your heart break open. And don't worry about taking a little time to process everything. . . the rest of us will pick up the blog slack until you're ready (but you did well today).

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  13. I am so happy that everything went so well, and that you have this relationship. :)

    About the larger photos, Heather is the guru, and you don't need to know much about HTML :)
    Try this:

    http://simplyjoyfulphotos.blogspot.com/search?q=larger+photos

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  14. I can but offer that I am awfully glad that you failed at being Hemingway. You could try for Faulkner, I suppose, although he wasn't the happiest of campers either. Same with Tennessee Williams. Fortunately, but you still have Eudora Welty.

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  15. Well, you have been missed around the old blog watering hole. Hope to see you back soon. I too, need a break...a vacation, or whatever.

    Glad you had a such a good time. We will talk more and you can fill me in.

    I miss all my boys.

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  16. On the contrary, I think you found the perfect words.

    I'm really pleased the visit went so well and the experience was so wonderful

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  17. The first paragraph of your post really tells of your weekend. I wish you could post the smile I saw today on your face and the positive vibes coming off of you that others didn't get since I was able to stand next to you and see and feel it firsthand as we spoke this morning.

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  18. It's a great feeling when the love in your heart grows and grows! Jean seems as eager as you to re-awaken your bond. How wonderful!

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  19. Makes my heart smile too.

    Hello *smile* ...

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