Passing Time

The Logical Heart Knows Best

The time flew by today. I did twice as many PT exercises while listening to books, maybe that’s why. I loved one book I listened to called Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a highly recommended read. Everyone would benefit from reading it. The other book The Vegetarian by Han Kang was unsettling, brutal, surreal, bleak, and gruesome. I’m listening to another called Fierce Fairy Tales by Nikita Gill, it’s a fun one.

I finished watching Over the Garden Wall. What a retro-vibed delight. Next, I may watch Gravity Falls. Then I spent some time watching trailers and adding movies to our list for future viewings. What a useful feature, saving movies to a list on your streaming app.

The highlight of my day was FaceTiming with our daughter, an unexpected treat. I’m so grateful we can visit like that.

Another week completed. Twenty-six more days left in the year. Today is Saturday, lol, I have to reorient myself more frequently than in pre-pandemic times. I wonder if this is how it feels to be away at summer camp? I never went to summer camp. Was it a fun experience or did kids count the days until they could go home? I’m noting the days and weeks, but there is no end in sight just yet. I will listen to and read more books, watch more things, virtually visit loved ones and do loads of PT. When my body gives the okay, I will resume more strenuous activities and work on creative projects. The time will continue to pass. The day will come when it’s over and we can roam free again.

What will be the first thing we’ll do? Travel to visit loved ones, I suppose?

I will look forward to that time and keep myself occupied until then, passing the time with nourishing, enriching activities. I will pamper myself and tend to my well-being. I will work on creative projects and try to ignite my imagination. I will look for things that cause me to marvel and wonder. I will listen to music I’ve never heard before. I will dance, sing and play guitar. I will draw and doodle. I will walk in the sparkling snow. I will gaze at the moon and the stars above the foothills. I will remember to dream.

Time to shut it down for tonight, Drue will need the computer when he gets home. Until tomorrow.

Michelle Miyagi

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