One of those days. One of those nights…

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” ~ James Baldwin   […]

And then the Storm…

“Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.” ~ Benjamin Alire Sáenz   Sunday was Drug Number Four Day in my current Lyme medication regime. Today is, too. Ever the optimist, I had […]

Status Update – Unavailable

“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.”  ~ Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun We’re all waiting. Waiting for Nicole to finish this round of drugs. It’s hard going. One week, three days to go. Not that we’re counting… Meanwhile, Nicole sleeps […]

My Sweet Poison

“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it […]

The ‘No Blog’ Blog…

“Sometimes even the mind’s greatest resolve is not enough to conquer the body’s own particular requirements. ~ Nicole Cody Sorry, Lovelies. No blog today. Can’t get out of bed, nor lift my head and everything hurts. Agonisingly so. Thank goodness for my iPad. Still, I am steadfast in walking this path and in my mind […]

Sailing the Lyme Green Sea

“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt   Hello, Lovelies! This morning I am reminded that I am still out on a wide green sea in my tiny boat, and that occasionally the weather shall be rough. That is the nature of […]

Stormclouds, Music and Melancholy

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”  ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore   The air is tinged with cold and that strange electricity that comes before a storm. I am watching from my upstairs bedroom, stuck in the city and […]

What May Come

“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it, and you’ll survive.”  ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes     This morning I have gained perspective. It’s not much, but it’s […]

Living in the Lyme Light…

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” ~ Helen Keller (June, 1880 – June, 1968) I’d love to be blogging something wonderful for you, and indeed that was my intention – I’ve got so much good stuff planned – but the past few days I’ve been […]

Rain is better than drought…

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. ~ From ‘My Country‘ by Dorothea Mackellar We endured eight hard years of drought at our old farm –  a cattle property in the Lockyer Valley. Slowly the grass turned brittle as straw and the dams […]

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