Saturday, June 21, 2008

no love is sorrow

yesterday was the summer solstice, instead of it being the longest night, for me it was the longest day. I spent the day in the midst of an unexpected health 'event' of someone near and dear - there's nothing like a health emergency of someone you love to remind you about how fragile we all are, how there is so much we don't know about the body and how it works, and how despite being basically strong there are times when concern can make one weak. but I'm hopeful that the health emergency which consumed yesterday is on it's way to being 'resolved' and what my loved one experienced was just one of those weird blips that happen every now and there. I'm sure we will discover some silver cloud inside yesterday's storm of pain and suffering.

despite yesterday's drama and trauma, the week was one unexpectedly full, sweet and busy - and productive. I reconnected with working in the studio and finished piecing a baby quilt - which I plan to post a picture of it on the studio blog sometime soon. turns out I finished none too soon the baby arrived yesterday (a month early! she's a little bit - weighing in at only 4 pounds. I expect it might be a bit before she goes home to join her family. happily reports indicate that mother and baby are doing well - thank goodness, again with the reminders!). I do have time to do finish the finishing work; my friend who is giving the quilt to her friend as a gift is out of town until after the first of july.

on wednesday the library programs that ms t and I attend resumed - to ms t's utter delight! the children's programs have returned to the main library and the new space is spectacular. because ms t loves the library so much I signed us up for two different summer story programs. the first program takes place in the 'toddler room' which is now home to the spectacular mural by reed alan thomason. the mural was removed before we moved to (this side) of town, so wednesday was the first time I have seen it.

well that's it for today...there's much to do! hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy weekend for this official first weekend of summer!

pentangle's beautiful soulful tune 'no love is sorrow'. this vid appears to have been made around the time the song was released on their 1972 album solomon's seal, the last album before the original group (terry cox, bert jansch, jacqui mcShee, john renbourn and danny thompson)split up...


photos: detail of mural by reed alan thomason at lakewood public library.

9 comments:

Lee's River said...

Thank you for this wonderful post, petite souris. Here's wishing you and those you love the best of health filled with midsummer night dreams, fresh berries, lazy days and much happiness.

The song is a discovery for me and a delightful one. Merci
et bisous de Midi-Pyrénées

The Liberator said...

Yes here's hoping it was simply a blip and a long and productive and healthy life is ahead!

... consumed yesterday ...that's a good way of putting it--

I was thinking of you all day as I walked around Liberty snapping away. I was thinking... how would Kim snap this?


Oh the midsummer's night dream art is loverly

Dave said...

I've never heard of this group, but I love the song. Thanks for that.

tut-tut said...

Good health and good cheer to you and your circle!

Ernest de Cugnac said...

"No love is sorrow". Where's that from?

I have this from somewhere "All love ends in sorrow" which, I regret, I kind of believe ...

Glad things turned out OK.

marxsny said...

Wishes, hopes and prayers that everything turns out ok. From my own experience I know all to well how fragile we all are.
My mother, who just retired last month, worked for many years as the librarian of the children's department of the public library where I grew up. Throughout the years she conducted quite a number of "story hours" for children at the library. I know it was one of the things she enjoyed most about her job. As far as we know, they have yet to find anyone to replace her.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

many thanks for the good wishes and healing vibes!

lee & dave -I'm very happy to have introduced this song to you - I literally wore out my pentangle records when I was in college!

ernie - to this mouse, what you heard sounds very dharmic

mark - perhaps your mom will be want to return as a part-time storyteller for the library. I can imagine how joyful that part of her job was!

lettuce said...

kimy you always manage to be so positive - but sounds as though it was stressful and scary. I hope all is looking healthfully better now

intact said...

sending you love + light ...