A Short Story
Searching Through The Pain
They say “three strikes and you’re out.” Although the impact was severe, Jeanne braced for it with nowhere to move out of the truck’s path. She turned her head away from the monster and when it was over, she thanked God she was alive still. This would be the third accident in her life…the universe unshaken, the shattered glass cascading down her long curls, with a stranger asking her ‘are you okay?’ The woman nodded ever though her right arm began to swell, rushed to the hospital and now in a long cast for 4 weeks…ugh!
The quivering pain wakes Jeanne before sunrise most mornings now. She sits in the darkness, she knows this is when she can encounter her Creator. Her mind addresses him silently with a grateful offering of being alive. She offers her pain for those who suffer more than her, her sleepy eyes are warm with holy tears of God’s love, this is ‘sacred rhythm,’ pure gift so undeserved, she tells herself, enduring the pain until it diminishes.
Jeanne perceives the first rays of sunlight through the oak trees in her front yard. The dark branches change into liquid gold, she forgets the dull aching in her bones and JOY settles in as a treasure for the new day…
to be continued…
QUOTE by Dicemaned
“It’s when the heart breaks that the pen has the most effect.”
Enchanting Mumbai, India
A Happy Birthday HAIKU for Kamal 10-24
POET’S GENTLE WORDS
WRAPPED IN GRACE AND TRUTHFULNESS
IMBUED WITH ENDLESS BLESSINGS
…wishing YOU the best of Life and Love…
October 22, 2018
The urge to write, despite being handicapped with a heavy cast on my right arm, is irresistible!
Plus, I wish to THANK ALL OF YOU, my writing friends, for your well wishes for a speedy recovery…it will be a stretch to be at full capacity, but I am determined to continue in this noble dialogue with you having to peck at the keyboard.
This Haiku is just for each of you…
UNDER OPEN SKIES
EACH HUMAN LIFE IS MYST’RY
GIFTS FOR EACH SEASON
…inspired by Psalm 21…
Oct. 15 was in a car wreck, will have to take a break from writing, broke right arm wrist.
I will miss our dialogues, will try to read your sites as healing permits,
in loving kindness, your scribe for love
Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs 1827 by Pierre-Joseph Redoute
“When you know how much God is in love with you, then you can only live your life radiating that love.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
LAST OF SUMMER GREENS
SKY BLUE FOR EVERY SEASON
WARM SWEET POTATO PIE
China’s Fountain of Youth
A 4000-year-old legend describes Shen Nong as the Chinese nobleman who discovered making tea that only emperors enjoyed. Asian countries produce 90% of the world’s tea consumption making it a medicine chest for good health. Tea is a symbol of respect and gives contentment to the body and soul.
SIP ME GREEN, BLACK OR SCENTED TEA
FOR A LONGER LIFE
“Better to be without food for three days
than without tea for one.”