Is there such a word as sadhappy? No? Then let’s invent it. And say that’s the feeling of funerals. Cleansing, but painful, then there’s this sensation of relief. Of course, it probably helped that the service was six years after her physical death.
We met at my sister’s memorial bench. We all (4 of us) rode there (some of us coming farther than others). I had done my homework. We followed a loose outline, there was a service and there was remembering; we grieved. It was truly sadhappy. Thanks to all of you who were with me today, in your hearts, in spirit, in prayer, and especially, in person.
Tomorrow, on the actual day, I feel as though it can be acknowledged and released, and that we’ll all be ready to move on. Because now, it’s time.
Just like, here on the blog, now that I’m home and in my cozy pants, it’s time for our channeled message and daily draw. Both of which came to me/got flipped over after we’d driven home from our wedding weekend.
Remember, it’s the journey.
This goes with the title, and it’s all about going as we go. Walking our path, in the best way we can. And, as the card validates.
Working to live joyously, not living to work.
Orang-utan, utterly content in his lush rain forest, sees no pressing need to swing on agile limbs from his soft arboreal bed at dawn. He rises when refreshed, stretches great arms before breakfasting unhurriedly on ripe fruits, and only then carrying on with the business of his day. For Orang-utan understands the true value of time and counsels that you use it wisely.
Are you working to live, or living merely to work? Adjust your priorities lest time slips silently away, taking pleasure with it.”
Doesn’t this go nicely with yesterday’s message? And our entire current theme? Seriously, I love when that happens.
Primates are not my favorite creatures, in real life, but in the symbolism here, I can’t argue with any of the wisdom. Besides, waking up late, in trees!
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
on two wheels, was 17.341 miles (or not, according to Dan’s MAP), in 1 hour 40 minutes 59 seconds, with a nicely zippy average pace of 10.2 MPH (better than I thought it might be, considering all of the detours we hit, all of them evident in our route home).
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Of course there was food, a complete vegetarian meal. Which I forgot to photograph because, not only were our clothes missing, but I couldn’t find my camera.
How can you go wrong with tamales? Well, you can’t, that’s how. Plus, on the grounds of this vineyard, is a pear orchard, hence the core.
The stacked rounds were made up of red velvet and pink champagne (with some sort of lemon-type filling as well as the icing).
I’m beyond glad that we got there, and it was phenomenally wonderful to be with all of the kids who were such a treasured part of our lives for so many years.