Oh, how beautiful is the summer night, which is not night, but a sunless,
yet unclouded, day, descending upon earth with dews and shadows and
refreshing coolness! How beautiful the long mild twilight, which,
like a silver clasp, unites today with yesterday!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As I begin this post it is late evening. Despite suffering from a sleepless night yesterday, I am finding it hard to lull myself into a restful sleep. So, rather than lie around tossing and turning I figured I would type up a few words, turn the lights and computer out, light a lavender candle, toss open the curtains, and connect with the night.
How's the weather in your neck of the woods? The heat and humidity have made a comeback here, and although it had been breezy and comfortable when I left for work in the morning, the air was so thick by the time I went home that one could almost 'cut through it with a knife'. I can't remember a summer like this for a good long time. Autumn is going to feel extra specially good to me this year, as it probably will to many of us.
(Getting late now. Time to take some down time in the hopes of eventually falling asleep.)
(Well, morning is here, and I wish I could say it was a better sleep night for me, but sleep has become illusive. Being a night person, I've always been a bit restless, but lately it is getting out of control. Time to speak to the doctor.)
Last night had me wondering if this summer is a warning for us, a sampling of what is to come if we don't begin to watch our step. Not that Mother Nature means to be cruel; indeed, she is far from it. Since the beginning of time, she has always been there to nurse and nourish mankind as well as all of her other creatures. It is we who have been the cruel ones with our indifference to the consequences of overcrowding, biological extinctions, groundwater contamination, ozone depletion, and whatever else we may have done to destroy her. Perhaps this is only a warning, but in the end, Mother Nature will determine our destiny.
I received a letter yesterday from the insurance company. It seems that they're not going to approve my Pet Scan because the doctor didn't show proof that I had cancer. But, that wasn't the sole purpose of the test. My doctor wanted to check my bones as well to make sure all was okay. Goes to show you the difference between huge corporations having control of our health care rather than medical personnel who know what they are talking about. It's all about how much they can save and not at all about one's health. I guess about all I can say right now is...to be continued.
I have just three things to teach:
Simplicity, patience, and compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thought,
You return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,,
You accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
You reconcile all beings in the world.
Tao Te Ching