Friday, May 28, 2010

Being anywhere you want to be...


He kept a piece of algae behind his ear to remind him of his roots. A million years ago every place was a little place by the sea, he would say and


my mind would go blank and I would swim through the day without a care in the world;


it all seemed so familiar that I knew I would go back someday to my own little place by the sea.

[black and white 'swimmers series' photographs by laurie coppedge and text via storypeople]

A heartfelt thank you for all your comments on my last post. The last few weeks have been spent recovering gently. I'll be visiting each of you over the next couple of days. In the meantime, you're welcome to take a seat with me and drift away to this meditation music from Painting The Ocean by Robert Norton.


[beach house, terrigal, sydney, designed by jorge hrdina]

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lifting off....


from Larissa LaLi

Yes it's me, still alive and twitching! The last few weeks have been a nightmare. For a few months I've been taking Lyrica, an 'antiepileptic' type drug used for the treatment of nerve pain of peripheral neuropathy (mentioned here). Like many drugs I suppose, this one brought relief from some of the symptoms but over time the side effects increased - constant fatigue, dizziness, memory loss, depression, nausea. So then came the self imposed withdrawal and oh my I do now have such respect for anybody who's managed to give up mind altering drugs. No details, I don't want to think about it and you don't want to read it. Now I'm determined to conquer the nerve pain through meditation/relaxation. It may take time but it will happen. I apologise for not being able to visit your blogs just now. I send loving thoughts to you all. Be kind to yourself. We are all in this journey together...