Broken path

When we visited the Japanese tea gardens last month, I was intrigued by a couple of the paths that led over bodies of water. From a distance, the paths seemed like any other stone path, but when I got closer and began to traverse the path to get across the water I realized how treacherous the cracks between the stones were. I realized one false move could easily result in my foot going in between the stones and a nasty fall would follow. I had to carefully navigate from one stone to another to get to my destination. If I wanted to take a look around me to enjoy the beauty while I was on the path (like the purple Japanese water iris growing out in the water), I had to stop in order to take my eyes off the stones. It was only when I could give my undivided attention to the path again that I continued moving forward.

This path is a perfect metaphor for so many things in my life--actually a perfect metaphor for my life's journey in general.

Increasingly since this last spring, I've faced some health challenges that I haven't wanted to admit I was facing. Right now, I feel like I'm in the middle of a giant broken stone path that crosses water I don't want to fall into. Every step has to be made carefully and thoughtfully. One of my ways to deal with it is to write about it. But since I didn't want to fill my creative blog with the sarcastic humor that I tend to rely on to keep from whining, I decided to resurrect my health blog, rename it, and use it as an outlet.

So for those of you that want to follow my creative pursuits unencumbered with detours, just continue to read my posts here.

Anyone else interested in the "saga" of my health issues can go over to the newly dubbed "Could be worse... could be raining" blog I've dedicated to documenting my attempts at finding wellness and humor while living with the disease endometriosis [reading the health blog's revamped right sidebar and then clicking on the button that says "The Halloween that changed my life" is the best way to get up to speed].
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  1. Cindy,
    I'm so glad that you are doing this! I've known that *something* was up... just know that I will be here, with love and sympathy as you work through it.
    Love you so much,

  2. You have a great outlook on life, and I am praying and hoping that the path you walk gets a lot smoother soon.

    Hugs to you Cindy, and I will be reading both blogs.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  3. That path is very cool! I have never read your other blog- but I will go check it out!

  4. I love the Japenese gardens. Sorry to hear of your illness. I'm going to your other blog to find out what's going on. Thinking good thoughts...

  5. I love your metaphors. And, I love the title of your health blog. I'm sorry to hear that you've been struggling with your health and feel sure that you will, nevertheless, find beauty and wisdom in your journey.


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