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Monday and the joy

August 31, 2015

Last week was a little dark for me; although that is nothing new, I have grown used to a certain darkness and not dealing with it as comfortably as possible. Dealing with depression is not an option.  However, sometimes while one can feel and even see the effects of the grief or depression, whatever one calls it,  we cannot always understand the cause. It is that that is most frustrating; so we look and feel until the pain subsides and we are left wondering.  Was it this or that? Should I have done something else? With the best will in the world it doesn’t stop us/me clutching at ideas and solutions to take away the hurt (and it does); like an addict might ache for a drink, a drug or a wonderful shopping experience; I search for relieve.

It Monday morning, long before the sunrise, I get up and remember, today I print the 8th and final colour to the book cover (my son-in-laws), a little pen and ink drawing (my first), there is an olive on my olive tree the first since it was planted 5 years ago. And, if I am to believe the old adage ‘Rain by 7 and clear by eleven’ then I can plant a little hazel tree, whose Latin name eludes me, in my garden.  There is joy.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2015 6:13 pm


  2. Suzanne Elvidge permalink
    September 1, 2015 1:01 pm

    Thank you.

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