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Not quite wordless Wednesday

Descending.

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

Exploring.

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.

Blackwater Falls. (Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.)

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.

Winding our way somewhere in West Virginia where there wasn’t much color just yet.

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.

Country road.  Maybe one of those John Denver sang about.

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Robin is... too many things to list, but here is a start: an artist and writer; a photographer and saunterer; a daughter and sister and granddaughter; a friend, a partner, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother; a gardener, a great and imaginative cook, and the creator of wonderful sandwiches.

11 thoughts on “Not quite wordless Wednesday

  1. Beautiful photos, and lovely that you got together with your family. I hope you feel better soon. I think there is a rise in colds and similar things now that people are going out more.
    (I just couldn’t get it together for Walktober this year.) 😀

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  2. I’m told flu is going around here, but I have little contact with the world and I got my flu shot last week. Covid booster is scheduled for November 3. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. I’m getting my booster on Monday. Mine is Johnson and Johnson so anyone can get it, you don’t have to be old, even though I qualify on that criteria as well as having several other high risk conditions. I’m glad to get it. Any bit of assurance is good and I’ve a new grandbaby coming in December and we all want to make sure we keep her healthy!

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