Ugh, I’ve officially packed, pushed, jumped, climbed and lifted way too much and have what seems is my annual flu type thing. So sitting on my rear in the living room, having cancelled my clients and bracing myself to go get the cubs, I decided that what I would most like, is a big cuddle with my man. One of those snuggles that you once perhaps received from your mum when you were sick, which sadly no longer happens now that you are all grown up and is certainly not on the agenda, with the two little cubs who will soon be home and roaring loudly with their Friday – exhaustion.
So given the fact that I am not about to rest my chest above the lovely heart beat that was, which by the way I am peacefully okay with, I chose to go with the next best thing, which is to reach out and grab one of my many books off the shelf and begin reading through some of the gorgeous messages that are scripted at the beginning of so many of our books, that document yet another great little adventure that we were about to embark on and that remind me of how wonderful life is, if you are willing enough to occasionally hang out in the ‘unknown’ (as I am very much doing right now) and trust that wherever you end up, is EXACTLY where you are supposed to BE.
Message from AW in Here is New York - which he bought when we returned from NY after Sep 11 2001
I guess the underlying message today from this rather feeble post is that however absent love may feel, it is never far away and that as I look back at the amazing chapters and life I had and indeed have, with this beautiful and adventurous man and the amazing legacies he has left behind, I feel grateful for the time we had, the time I have and the daily reminder, that all we have is NOW …..
…..and as the tattoo reads that runs up my rib cage, designed specifically to amuse who ever gets to look after me, if I make it to super old and super wise….or if I need a little help, unexpectedly along the way.
‘You only get one life, so smile please.’
Nothing but love…. and if you haven’t ever listened to him, or hung out with him for a while, be sure to take the time to spend an hour with the legendary Otis Redding … these arms of mine…and enjoy