Monthly Archives: September 2011
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
~ Mathatma Gandi ~
It’s day two of my second to last cycle of Chemo and I can’t tell you enough how much I’m looking forward to this cycle ending. So here’s to finding strength and holding on to it to get me through the end of October (this is when I will have the last one) and the ensuing months of which I’m not exactly sure what will be the next step..
Thanks once again for all the good thoughts, wishes and prayers.
~ peace ~
I wish I could swim as seals do
feel the cool waters caress me
as I languish in the embrace of undulating waters
I remember when I was in my mid to late teens and working at Fanueil Hall I used to like taking a walk over to the Boston Aquarium and visit with the Harbor Seals that were in an outside holding area just before the entrance. The area used to be open and you could look right in and see the seals. I loved going there, it was my secret place I could go to get away. Granted it wasn’t very secretive it being a very public place but I was able to tune out what was around me and it became just me and the seals. Watching the them swim and frolic would bring calm and happiness to me.
Over this past summer while visiting Hayley in Boston George and I went walking around and we went to go visit my old secret place. While there are still harbor seals there the entire tank is now different. It is no longer open but completely enclosed. I was sad to see this but of course I can assume why it is now no longer open and probably much safer for the seals but nonetheless saddened me that this had to be done.
There were many people there that day which was not so much the case in the old days. However, even with all the people I still had that same sense of calmness come over me as I again watched them swim to and fro and play either on their own or with each other. In some ways I wish it was how it was when I used to visit them. Guess we can never go back to the “before” but its good to have those memories which even when viewing today’s modern sights can still be conjured up.
I know these aren’t the best images due to having to shoot the pictures through a heavy wall of marred glass but hopefully you still get the sense of these wonderful creatures..
~ Peace ~