Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.
~ Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor
A big thank you to everyone who has participated in Walktober. I’ll be writing up the round-up post very soon and hope to have it posted by October 31 or November 1. Maybe sooner if no one gets in touch in the meantime about an extension.
I have been Away, in the mountains of West Virginia. It was a glorious trip that included family and love, rain and mist, cold temperatures and wind, sunshine and peak fall foliage colors. I also seem to have brought home a cold. I’m not feeling particularly well, but it’s not horrible, either. All the signs and symptoms of a head cold. No fever, no body aches, etc. The Little Wookie and the Little Peanut have had the sniffles and sneezes for a couple of weeks. Both boys are in school during the week and the common cold is making its rounds along with flu and Covid. M and I got our flu shots a few weeks ago. A Covid booster shot is not coming for me anytime soon (I don’t qualify yet), but M will be able to get his sometime next week when our local health department starts giving them out.
We arrived home yesterday to some really windy weather. There was rain the day before. I was so happy to see that. We needed a good dousing. The sun is shining today but the windiness continues. It is a brisk, invigorating, and sunny day. Our fall foliage colors are barely beginning. I might get to experience a second round of color now that we’ve had enough rain to keep the leaves from just dying and falling.
In the meantime, I think I should go rest for a little while. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to be back soon with my own Walktober post. I have so much beauty to share with you.
Please be well and be safe.
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 1,891) A trip filled with love and beauty. 1,892) Returning to a place where we used to vacation when our sons were still considered children. I don’t think we’ve been back there since they grew up and moved out on their own. (We lived in West Virginia long ago, although it wasn’t this part of it.) 1,893) Time with the Wookie and Peanut. Short, but so sweet. 1,894) Home and rest. 1,895) Last night’s Yoga Sutras class. My mind feels blown wide open.