Thursday, July 14, 2011

Perfect Day

One of the great gifts of a very serious illness is the instant ability it gives you to figure out what is important. This is the second time I am receiving this gift. The first time, at my diagnosis a year and a half ago, I held on to it for awhile, but as I got better and more comfortable with life as usual, I began to forget. I somehow don't think that will happen again.

Yesterday after my brain zap my family loaded itself up into our giant van, picked up some dear friends and their kids and drove to Santa Barbara where we met some more dear friends and their kids and spent the whole day on the beach. The grown ups chatted (well, truth be told, I mostly slept in the sand with my head on Bella's giant dolphin stuffed animal but that worked very well for me) and the kids played in the water and the waves with each other all day until they were completely spent.

Around 6pm the real dolphins came out and swam back and forth, right next to the beach. We were mesmerized by their grace and simplicity, and I was completely happy there with my family and friends. I'm so happy Jay was able to take this week off to be with me and help me adjust. What a blessing.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day! I am glad to hear that you all got to go out and enjoy yourselves. -AO

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your life with us ! I would have liked to be there with you, but I should be content with what we have here, the Mediterranean without the dolphins today !

Allaire said...

Dearest Suzanne, Yes, the ocean and beach are pure joy and perfect therapy! Negative ions which translate into positive healing energy! Love and light from Carmel-by-the-Sea, Allaire & Chloe & family

anna lisa said...

There is a lovely stretch of sand just waiting for you to grace it again...
And just so you REALLY realize what a VIP you were that day--NO dolphins on Friday Sat. or Sun. I have been to that beach since I was tiny, and have never seen such a thing...