Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22. Day 174. Removing the dead wood

Today a medical specialist looked me in the eye and told me I needed a holiday, or at least weekend away.
I guess that's not unusual. We all live busy lives and burn the candle at both ends and some times you need to just cut away the dead wood so you can bloom again.
What was unusual about this diagnosis was that I wasn't actually the patient. I was just there in a support role and after he'd dealt with the official business at hand he turned his attention my way and said I really needed to take care of myself as well.
In part I love him for that but in part I'm thinking "My God do I really look that bad?" Apparently so. A bit of a wake-up call.
So I did the only thing a girl can do. I booked an appointment at the hairdresser and then went home and had a little lie down. I will also work on the getaway plan.
So here's today's photo from my walk this morning. This was taken in the mangrove swamps by the edge of the Brisbane River near QUT Gardens Point. The dead wood has been cut away so that it can come back stronger and more invigorated. May it please be so.

1 comment:

  1. I thought you looked pretty good on Wednesday! But who can resist an excuse for a holiday?