Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn morning

I love today's October morning.
Spotless blue sky, Sun is out, air is cool and fresh, but not yet chilly.
I have wrapped myself in a blanket of calmness, and I sit in the the garden with my morning coffee, and a cookie.
My face is one big smile, my eyes are smiling too...my hearth beat is steady and strong.
The street is quite, but from the distance comes the ocean-like sound of the cars on the highway. Life out there continues.
I hear the doorbell, my ride to Diakonessenhuis is here.
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Two hours later I'm back home - the heavy white 'knee-to-toe' cast is left behind in the hospital. Pfew!
What a relief!!!
I have a new cast now - but much smaller one, as small as I could negotiate with the cast-maker. Good job, Iliana!
It's blue and it almost looks stylish compared to the big chunky old one.
And I can actually walk on my own - short distances, but still, a BIG step forward!!! For longer distances I'll still need the crutches.
I am not allowed to drive, but I am allowed to bike. OK, I won't try it right away, because the foot muscles need to warm up for a day or two, but I'm on the way to healing...3 more weeks!
But let me tell you how GREAT it feels that I can walk again, I am not prisoned at home anymore, I can go on the street and see people, I can slowly go to the park and look at the beautiful Autumn colors...I can even go to work (but tomorrow!)...
Ah, the sweetness of freedom! The promise of the Autumn morning...

2 comments:

  1. You cherish something more when you fear losing it. I guess that is the point of all suffering.

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  2. True! Yet, I always wonder...would we ever learn to appreciate things w.out the need to lose them first. Just thinking out loud...and enjoying my ability to walk again :-)

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