Joy List

April 2016  was when my life changed.  Successful heart surgery, recovery, oodles of love, care and the gift of life.  Here is my JOY list

  1. Discovering toadstools /mushrooms on my daily walks
  2. Embracing the colours of life
  3. Listening to bird song every day
  4. Rejoicing friends
  5. Coffee, conversation and more coffee and conversation
  6. Mr T my beautiful moggie, who during my time of recovery held vigil for me, my constant companion – a sentinel for my health
  7. Ice cubes drowned in fizzy water with a slice of lime – delicious
  8. Anzac biscuits
  9. A song which ignites long forgotten memories,stirring up emotions.  Volume increased allowing the melody and lyrics to fill every gap and space in my mind
  10. The smell of freshly cut grass and the cacophony of cicada song on a summer’s day

Pleasure

Glass was the Lake at Karapiro

as boats glided over water

harmoniously in sync with nature

 

Glass was the Lake at Karapiro

until the wind came up and rustled

white caps on  water

and separated leaves from trees

 

Glass was the Lake at Karapiro

where trees  displayed their beauty

and birdsong echoed in the stillness of the day

 

Glass was the Lake at Karapiro

where stars flickered

and moonlight danced with water