Positive Energy

What is it that they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you poorer? Or is it stronger? In my case, it’s more of the first than the latter, but I’ll have to admit: retail therapy sure is a whole lot more fun than wallowing in fear and self-doubt. We got to bring my father home from the hospital Monday night, and it will continue to be a whirlwind of follow-up doctor appointments. But the words father and home together are music to all our ears.

Thank you my dear readers for your comments, emails, and well wishes. I absolutely believe in the power of positive energy.

Hopefully when sunnier skies come our way, I’ll be able to come back here and share more stories from the road. Writing here has been a surprisingly effective stress outlet for me for the last few years. Sometimes I feel like you’re sitting across from me, letting me share/vent/escape. And sometimes I feel like I’m just writing in a vacuum, to no one really, just simply listening to my heart while my head dictates to my fingers at the keyboard. Such is the reward of writing. Thank you for reading me.

Now…what about that reference to retail therapy? When I get a chance I’ll upload some pics. All I can say is that I showed up at my parents’ house with three pairs of shoes and will be leaving with nine (at last count). Who said stress wasn’t good for the economy!


  1. larkie

    thanks everyone for your wishes. i am spirited and buoyed by all of your generous hearts. xoxo.

  2. stefania

    Ciao! Ti seguo da un anno con molto piacere. Ti sono vicina perchè anch’io ho vissuto una simile esperienza con mio padre. Pensa positivo e tutto andrà bene!!! un sincero augurio!!!stefy

  3. L

    I did not have a chance to comment (reading by phone) when I first read your post, but I have been sending positive thoughts a-plenty. All the best to you and your family, and I’m so glad to hear the good news that he is now home.

  4. viki anderson cooper

    sending love & best wishes to you Larkie, hope your dad is feeling better soon Xx

  5. April White

    I know just how you feel, little sweetie. It gets better – I hope – for both of us. I moved to So. America a few weeks ago. Now that’s very different, at least to me. No retail therapy yet. Hope your Dad gets stronger and stronger. You too.

  6. Sabrina

    I am sitting across from you. So glad you can see me 😉 Stay strong my friend.

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