Waking from a long sleep…

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“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

 

I woke up this morning, stretched my arms out, yawned widely and realised that something has shifted as I slept last night.  My fever’s broken, my pain has eased, and my mind is bright.

It’s a great relief.  The last few days have been quite horrid.

But even in the misery I’ve endured there have been gifts.  I’ve spent a lot of time in the company of owls.  I’ve spent a lot of time flying through the night skies while the world was sleeping.

The silver lining of illness is the time I get to spend on Cauldrons, rather than Cupcakes.

In honour of that blessing, for the rest of the week I am going to write a little about my family connection to owls, and to magic.  And I’ll tell you what’s been unfolding with the Owl and the Orchard Man.

It’s a magical week – and I’m so looking forward to sharing some of my magical world with you!

22 thoughts on “Waking from a long sleep…

  1. Nicole, it was lovely to wake up to your message and know that you have moved a few steps further toward glowing health. Enjoy. xo

  2. Thank you this will be such a Lessing to share this. So pleased you have awoken again. Always miss you and hold you in my heart while I am waiting for your return… How exciting! Love xxx

  3. That’s another bout of Lyme you have left behind. You are especially in my thoughts when you are ‘off the air’. Welcome back. May the ‘Lymey’ bits become less and less. xxx

  4. Welcome back. So glad you’re feeling better, and had some magic to help you through those gruelling times. Hope that corner has been turned and you’re winging your way more easily towards health. Love and magic xxx

  5. So wonderful to have you back Oscar and myself have missed you so much . I love owls can’t wait read all of today’s post …You take care now.
    Cherryxxxx sitting in a very English garden on a typical English June morning ( and no it’s not raining) xxx

  6. Ooh I got the tingles too. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next xoxoxo
    p.s. cautious mother has dr appointment today xoxoxo

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