Delight part two

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The nicest thing to happen to me all day, in several days in fact, has been the roses. I took myself off after work to OPH for some chill out time, and for the first time since last Wednesday, I forgot everything that had been weighing me down.
I spent a delightful, yes, delightful, hour and a bit peering into the camera trying to capture the loveliness in front of me.

Climbing Lady Hillingdon (Source: the author)

Climbing Lady Hillingdon (Source: the author)

I got home and had a long conversation with a friend from home, who has finally relented and started to grow roses. I’ve had a simple dinner, hugs with the Iron Paw and soon I will be safely ensconced under the doona. I don’t think I’d be able to appreciate those basic goodnesses as much as I am right now if I hadn’t spent that time in the gardens.

So thank you to rose kind for its gentle healing embrace.

As a result of my experience over the last few days, I am making a gentle plea for understanding. If you have a friend or loved one who has been diagnosed with something they don’t want and are frightened by, don’t leap straight to opinions. Don’t tell them it can managed first up, even if it is true. Ask them how they feel first. It’s so simple, and so kind. And in my experience, almost uniformly overlooked.

Love, Kylie

2 thoughts on “Delight part two

  1. Hi Kylie
    This moved me to tears…not in any sad, feeling sorry for you way but simply because I can feel this came straight from your heart and I feel for you.
    I’m so glad you felt comforted by the beauty of roses and that you shared this really important message – we are human beings in a world that can hurt deeply, we ‘feel’ things……and for others to give us room to express those feelings can make all the difference in the world.

    Love and light,
    and a hug
    Lucy

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    1. Hi Lucy, thanks for this and your comment on Golden Vision. I do hope that this blog will contribute in a small way to reminding people to honour their emotions. Emotions are not the bad guys, although many of us, have been taught to discount, belittle or otherwise downgrade them. I’m glad you liked it!

      Blessings, Kylie

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