September Serenity

While summer here was of a cold grey, drenched in rain and playing with grumbling storms, September has a different face. It has been soft golden glory throughout. I love the wistfulness of September, the knowledge that the days are precious and as fragile and beautifully spun as the silver webs between the dying sunflowers.

My husband’s muscle dystrophy has taught us how precious a day, an hour is. That nothing can be taken for granted: walking, eating, or even breathing. He has been in the wheelchair since before I knew him, and on the respirator for sixteen years. Yet he still works full time, seeing no reason not to. Even though or because his strength is always slipping just a little, we enjoy every single of these glowing days deeply. Often I feel we are luckier than many of those around us who are not aware of what they have, what richness a sunset is, the taste of a wild strawberry, the touch of a hand or a picnic at the lake. That amazing music always running through the moment – we dance to it in our own way, thankful for the stunning miracles surrounding us.

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Comments

  1. Patrica,

    Thank you for this beautiful piece. You have the gift of creating amazing pictures with your touching words, along with the gift to capture incredible photos that speak 1,000 words.

    Blessings to you.

    Bruce

  2. Lovely post. I am glad you have learned the value of each day and to appreciate the beauty of our world.

  3. “Often I feel we are luckier than many of those around us who are not aware of what they have, what richness a sunset is, the taste of a wild strawberry, the touch of a hand or a picnic at the lake. That amazing music always running through the moment – we dance to it in our own way, thankful for the stunning miracles surrounding us.” Powerful, beautiful, inspiring words. Sorry to hear about your husband’s health condition but he inspired me with his zest for life, to enjoy each day with so much optimism and thankfulness. He sees things that most of us miss. I admire his drive to make the most of what he has and what’s around him. What a remarkable man. Beautiful post Patrecia .There’s so much love infused in this post. The photo of the sunflower, the spider web with a lantern at the background is just magical just like this story.Have a blessed weekend to you and your husband.

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