BREATHING AND WRITING

IMG_6947Life and writing are akin to me at times.  I struggle to get a letter on the page and taking a deep breath is difficult at times.  If I don’t try, the page remains blank, empty of the stories hidden within me.  And if I don’t take that deep inhale, my breathing is shallow, my chest tight, holding all the doubts and fears within.

I take the big breath, inhaling up the side of the imaginery square in my head.  Then comes the slow exhalation across the top, inhaling down the side of the square and exhaling across the bottom. I do this again, a little slower until I feel my self relaxing and expanding into the universe.  I am saved again.

IMG_6946Sheba and I are trudging along to our own pace through the desert of our winter.  There are so many ups and downs.  There are many twists and turns.  Life leaps and catches us unaware at the most inconvenient times.  But then, when is it convenient?  We have to buckle up, or is it buckle down – to grin and bear it.  I can feel myself baring my teeth into a sneer.  Best just to smile, nod and carry on.

We are both doing remarkably well considering. I have put both of us on a diet.  It’s difficult to make this journey with heavy hips and thighs.  A little less weight and a little more heart would be good.  I have added some Omega-3 fatty acids to give us more courage.  I hope it doesn’t make us burp and give us stinky breath. Wish us luck.  We have a long way to go.

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About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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One Response to BREATHING AND WRITING

  1. John Coleman says:

    I take the “burpless” fish oil, Lily. Really works. I also share your feelings about writing. It’s hardwired in. The hips, too. Peace, John

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