i realized this morning, right after I (far too aggressively) tugged on my prized cashmere sweater- the one reserved only for days when you need extra comforting- and right before I stomped defiantly back in the direction of BED, that i am nervous to talk to you, body. i am squirrelly inside, ... Read More about dear body, something happened here.
It's 10:18 on Monday morning and I am still lying in bed where I have been for the past 3 hours, both too tired to get up and too awake to sleep when my phone buzzes next to me. “Hi, mom”, I answer. “Hi honey. Okay, now listen, I don’t want you to get upset, but I was talking to Sue (or was it ... Read More about dear body, it’s all close to the surface now
Dear Body, I love how you are fully awake and present when we are in new places. There's something about new sights, smells, and sounds that makes you sit up and pay attention in a different way. Or maybe it’s just how Time takes on a new attitude… how it speeds up and drags on during ... Read More about dear body, take the trip.
Usually when I write these letters to you, Body, once I finally get it all out, then cut it back a little (a lot), deciding which parts to share and which parts are not for up public consumption, usually by that point whatever bit of tension, whatever that fussy energy is that you carry whenever you ... Read More about dear body, this goes both ways, doesn’t it?
We had a doctor’s appointment this week. It was the first of multiple. You woke up that day feeling jumpy, agitated, and nauseous. You always seem to be nauseous. I am trying not to be irritated with you about that. It’s hard some days. I just want to feel well and to eat well and to do life like ... Read More about dear body, it’s the distrust, isn’t it?