Sunday, June 17, 2007

Spirit

I awoke sweating and moved the snuggley leopard blanket I had been gifted off my bare shoulder. Through the open window a cool breeze blew across my overheated body. Now that I am healing and feeling stronger daily I have begun to fill my calendar with activities once again. Dinner out, Father's Day barbeque, card making session, birthday celebration, doctor appointments, house showing tour (yes, I am working)-moments that create memories. I am restless because I agreed to retreat with Steve this week to the Olympic Penninsula where I find respit from the busyness and beauty from new surroundings that keep a slower pace, and I have over booked my calendar. Can I be somewhere else in spirit?
I think about the days immediately after my Mother departed this world and how I talked to her aloud and could feel her anwer me if I would just quiet myself and listen. Her spirit was still close by. I wondered how I would ever get beyond the hurt of being left behind.
I watched "Dream Girls" and last nite a documentary on Jimmy (I cannot even remember his name-help me out here) a spirited African American man who was just beginning to get some recognition for his songs in the late 60's, when his life was cut short in a car accident in Illinois. His blues songs are still being sung today by popular bands (similar to the dream girls who needed a pretty face, or white band to get their lyics out to the greater population). The spirit moves you. The spirit lives.

5 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Kerry -

Please tell Steve "Happy Father's Day" from us - we know he must be feeling really proud these days to see the kids growing up so well.

And Kerry - thanks for the phone chat today. You sound wonderful as usual. I'm all caught up on the blog reading now, and feeling inspired. I signed up for Team Sussex (the walk, not the run - sorry my joints would never forgive me). I look forward to seeing you run past me, leaving me in the dust!
:) Anne

petagi said...

Kerry I just did the Susan G. Komen 5k walk and was happy to have you listed on my back as "Walking for you" in celebration of your life. I certainly plan to walk On July 22 foor you and watch you run past me. Just don't overdo it. It's great that you are going to let Sean shave your head.
Glad yu are getting so strong.
Keep it up Kerry.

Agi

Janna Jacobs said...

Hi Kerry..I want you to know that you are my hero. I have always loved and admired you for the way you take care of your family and help people in business. Now, being faced with this personal crisis..YOU ARE RADIANT and an incredible roll model. I am here for you and you, and your beautiful family are in our prayers. Love, Janna

Debra said...

I don't know why I'm surprised that you're already back to work! Wish I could do the run, but I'll be there in spirit. Still hope to make it up to Washington late this summer...

Love,
Deb

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Jack Alhadeff said...

Bad things shouldn’t happen to good people. And you definitely qualify for good people! I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I just got wind of your blog and found both your attitude and your writing inspiring! And all this time I thought your only significant talent was in blending the perfect margarita!

I hope your husband doesn’t mind me telling you that I love you (me and just about everyone else I know) and wish you nothing but improving health and much happiness. You are a terrific lady. Needless to say, if I can help in any way, do not hesitate to call on me (I really mean it). And when you feel like some company, give me a call. I would love to come and visit either when you are at your office or at home.

Jack