It is raining in Portland…the beginning of “the rain.” The rain that will last until May. I am not ready for it yet…I want to have a summer redo…one where I go hiking and find a lonely spot on the river to spend the day. It wasn’t a bad summer, it just wasn’t an easy one, and as I return to school I feel unrested and scattered.
Today I woke up late having failed to set my alarm clock properly. I am only grateful for the extra time…time I didn’t allow myself but unconsciously made. Sometimes I imagine my body is an office run by a very efficient secretary…She’s wise and practical and always a step ahead. She works so well that no one even notices her. Today, I did. This inner spirit has protected me, held my hand…waited for me to be well again and stand alone. And tonight when I return home…I will find a way to thank her.