all these years
the gift of seeing
frame the stars
During a difficult time with my health, I read:
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness,
and hidden riches of secret places . . .
Isaiah 45: 3 (KJV).
In 2018, I experienced a second major health challenge. Health and chronic illness are my great teachers. I am grateful for my Care Team, and work daily on my recovery, which is going well.
And life has changed, which I accept.
Blogs work so well, and I receive so much from many people.
It is interesting to read some past posts, and remember lessons learned, and apply them again, one day at a time.
The Easter story is real for me. There are losses, and then renewal – not the same for me at this age, or before, but always beauty, hope, and the language arts. I am indeed grateful. There is a lot of rest around my creative work.
I know, for example, that my experience with illness young created deeper empathy, and helped me know how to help my mother in her old age. I had less energy, and sitting with her for hours was something I could do. I am blessed.
So much more creative work . . . in a new way, with help from others.
June 2015 and March 2019
1,000 Posts Review
These are some of the photos I was able to take in 2018 and this year so far, as I began with the camera again.
Ellen Grace Olinger