Good Morning, God!
Being a native Los Angelina I get a strange delight from Freeways — especially their multiple overpasses. These are images my mother saw on the cover of magazines like Astounding Fiction. Fiction in her childhood — reality in mine.
So, somehow, this concrete interchange evokes my current multi-layered Trip.
A Trip that began with An Adventure of Boating out to two of the Channel Islands with good friends from long ago — my high school years. Friends rediscovered and, more importantly, revalued just a few years ago.
Revaluing is such an essential part of Living, God! And right now — sitting here at our oldest daughter’s apartment — my life seems overwhelmingly FULL of VALUED CONNECTIONS. Each one connects me to another Person — another Time — Another Place.
Only, of course, my Inner Emotional Interchanges are far more complex and interconnected than this simple one of concrete! Still, the image is evocative.
Due to tripping and falling while running for joy — and odd sort of climax to our trip to Kauai for my husband, Kit, to run the Kauai Marathon — my right knee has not been itself. And driving from Oxnard to Sandy’s home in Tucson in one day left my knee unhappy. So I awoke one night with the wild idea that perhaps my daughter Sandy could drive me back to LA and then fly home! Sandy loved the idea. A Road Trip! A Special Time Together! Then we joined up with Suzanne on Saturday morning. A Mother with her Daughters! Going together to Beverly Hills Juice, Erewhon Market, and a Korean spa for acupressure, saunas, and dinner. Sharing experiences, thousands of words — and LOVE.
Thank You, God. Thank You!