In my continuing quest to save my teeth I adhere myself like a barnacle to any and all gadgets I can find. Well, as long as they are not annoying, or electrical, or take up too much time. Recently the lovely Elaine who does my dental cleaning sent me home with what I call Tooth Poking Trees. You jab these little dealies between your teeth where they meet up at the gum line and where wee bits of stuff can be missed by flossing and brushing. I used up all the freebies she sent me home with so I had to actually go out and purchase some. (I know!) But when I searched the aisles all I could find were pink ones. And those do NOT look like cute little trees. It’s not painful to poke these between your teeth, and they really work well. (In case you thought this sounded like it might hurt, it doesn’t. And I am a big ol’ baby when it comes to pain, tattoos included.) But still, pink? At least these came with a carrying case, so now I can stash some in my purse.
Since I put my new posts up at around 8:30 or so, my time, each night, I’m trying to be a bit more forward-thinking for those of you who read them the next day. In that vein (and because my calendar book shows only two days at once, and this time the page was facing the right way), I noticed ahead of time, instead of a day late, that the dark moon will be tomorrow, Thursday, at 11:44 a.m.
Tomorrow would also have been my maternal grandfather’s birthday. Papa Bill was the one who told me not to be a fishwife. I think he would have turned 96 if he hadn’t gone Home four years ago. (A personal aside to my Hanny: I will forever be sorry for how I broke the news to you, I hope to never feel this bad about something again. Please accept my apology, once more.)
We have come around our card altar to Sylvia’s petite deck of life lessons. If you aren’t familiar with her work I’d suggest checking one of her books out of your local library, she has some fascinating things to say.Walking Away from Betrayal
It is a familiar refrain: ‘why was I betrayed when I gave my all?’ Know that going through this challenge is part of your chart, your own life plan that you set up before you left Home. Don’t fall into questioning bitterness, or beating yourself up over these lessons, simply walk away from this experience with the knowledge that you have learned from it, and you are stronger for the experience. You don’t need to address this particular issue again. Look forward, from this point on, with light and love.