Monday, 5 July 2010
After I dozed off to sleep again, and then Tony the Badger brought me a lovely cup of herb tea - spearmint from our garden - and I drifted off to sleep again... and kept trying to wake up to drink the tea... and finally did... by which time it was cool, but that doesn't matter with mint tea, it was still delicious... then I looked up at the sky... and they seemed to have taken it away! Where the sky had been were these regular gathered folds of cloud, as if we had been encased in a giant wedding marquee while we were sleeping. All the sky had gone! So I watched and waited a while longer... and the clouds tore and wandered and drifted and dispersed and teased apart... teasing cotton wool to make swabs was something my mother had to do in her nurse training as a young woman and she must have got on a bit of a roll with it I think because she used to make me do it too when I was a child. Why? Why make swabs - in a normal home, I mean? She must have missed that hospital a lot. Anyway, that's what the clouds looked like this morning; teasing cotton wool... or carding really clean fleece ready for spinning.
When I lie in bed, and turn my head a few degrees to the left, the view is as this picture here. Now, I call that blessed.
Blessed in sky, blessed in sunrise, blessed in clouds, blessed in breezes, blessed in summer warmth, blessed in sleep, blessed in waking, blessed in garden herbs, blessed in someone who loves me enough to make me a cup of tea, blessed in the sounds of summer and the song of birds, blessed in simplicity which has brought me the gift of not having too much to do, blessed in blue... I am blessed in blue...I love blue... thank you God for this day.