extreme personal event

last post about extreme weather. this post about extreme personal event. a careless trip in the street that led to a nasty dislocation fracture of hand and nearly a week in hospital.

my relationship with nature was reduced to the view from my window bed. at my request the curtains were never closed. i imagined my camera on its tripod recording the changes, from day to sunset then night to sunrise, from white fluffy clouds in blue sky to darkened sky and heavy scudding rain.

the camera was imagined not realized so the pictures are in my head and only communicable indirectly through the medium of words. words that need to be chosen then typed and moused with one hand.

i will recover. it's no tragedy. i will dispense with caps in the meantime.

i'm smelling the roses with one hand now ...

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  1. Catmint ,Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Hope you are on the mend soon.
    cheers Ian

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  2. Yeah, get well soon. Love the expression "smelling the roses with one hand, now". That's a great line, and indicates a healthy mind, so recovery is assured.
    Cheers
    Denis

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  3. That's no good. How frustrating for you. Hope you make a very speedy recovery and with as little discomfort as possible. Meanwhile, just enjoy that view :-)

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  4. Oh you poor thing, take care of yourself and get better soon... I like the smelling of the roses with one hand too :)

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  5. Dear Catmint, I am so sorry to read of your accident. Ouch! I hope your injuries will heal quickly. I love your writing ". . . heavy scudding rain." Terrific. Bless you and keep you safe and in good spirits. We just never know from one day to the next. Take good care. Carol

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  6. I'm sorry that you had such a serious injury, and I hope that you get well soon.

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  7. Sorry to hear what happened, hope you are recovering well.

    Been busy gardening here, creating new gardens and getting used to using a brush cutter and anew mower.

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  8. So sorry to hear of this... hope you recover soon. BTW, your writing is wonderful even without the caps!

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  9. Ouch! And how frustrating. Hope you heal quickly and are able to wield your camera and garden fork with ease once more.

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  10. Dear Catmint, I am so sorry to read of your fall and your hospitalisation. It is so curious when something like this happens that one's world closes in and becomes much smaller and sharper in focus. I do so hope that your fracture heals quickly and that both hands are put to work out in the garden soon. Take care!

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  11. Catmint,
    So sorry to hear this. I'm sending all the best healing vibes your way via the 'ether' of cyberspace.
    xo
    Alice

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  12. Oh, I do feel your pain -- literally. I am having surgery in two days to repair my injured arm. I can relate to one-handed gardening. It is humbling when we find out the garden can go on without us -- but, oh, what a blessing when we can dig in the dirt again :-) Take care of yourself!

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  13. I can remember a night in hospital. My window looked up to Kloof Nek, the tiny mountain pass between the city of Cape Town and the suburb of Camps Bay where we lived. A meditative, magical experience to lie silently and peacefully watching the sky and the mountain change colour. The street and house lights come on. The stars come out.

    In daily life there is never time to spend a night watching the sky darken, then lighten again.

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  14. dear cyberfriends, thank you - healing vibes received.
    toni - good luck for your surgery and afterwards.
    cheers,cm

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  15. I wish you a speedy recovery. My youngest son also had a minor collar bone fractured last week.

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  16. Oh noooooo! Hope you recover soon your poor chicken :(

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