A few weeks ago I had a wonderful adventure. Accompanied by my eldest daughter, I escaped for a couple of hours from the hospital in which I’d been ensconced to attend a fabulous exhibition a mile and a half them down the road.
It was a photographic retrospective by stunning South African visual artist and activist Zanele Muholi.
Something’s going on in our house but I know not what exactly. Firstly my top human keeps disappearing for days at a time. Then she comes back, only to be moving really slowly, if at all. She also moved her basket — she calls it bed — and a goodly amount of her belongings to the spare room downstairs so she doesn’t walk past me on the stairwell where I stay in a little alcove anymore. …
I set daily intentions, including for ‘magic moments’ ahead.
I manage my state by taking pauses throughout my day (to meditate, or just breathe deeply – this changes my state in an instant.)
I keep my focus where I need it to be — on myself.
I also listen to music, dance, or walk in nature daily.
I practice the power of positive self-talk.
I remind myself I’m always in a sea of opportunity. Then I ask myself: where is the opportunity here?
When I get an answer, I ask myself: How?
It takes time and practice, but it works.
I woke at 7 am and discovered the younger teenager (YT) is not in her bed.
I actually cannot walk up the stairs very well right now because of my illness so I asked my husband to go and doublecheck. He does so and confirms that she is not there.
I went out for the first time last night (to the cinema) and she was not home as promised when I left at 9 o’clock. She had gone out ‘for an hour’ at 7:30. I hadn’t wanted her to but she said she needed some fresh air.
When I got…