Watch Simon and Garfunkel - For Emily
I don't know why I feel like singing this song because it's a love song to a woman. I was thinking about the report my 2nd grader is doing on Martin Luther King Jr. and the I Have a Dream speech. My dream isn't on the scale of Martin Luther King's. It's on a much smaller scale. What a dream I had...but it wasn't dressed in organdy or clothed in crinoline as the song states. My dream is one of the heart. I love when my heart is medicated by friendship. I can't explain how my heart and soul are revived by the love of people. The definition of revived that I looked up is below. This is the perfect word to use for how I feel in this moment.
REVIVED past participle, past tense of re-vive (Verb)
1. Restore to life or consciousness: "both men collapsed, but were revived".
2. Regain life, consciousness, or strength.
Today I completed round 9. I talked on the phone with two of my dearest friends, Nicole and Stefani, from my old stomping ground in Tracy, CA. I talked with my best friend Ember. I talked on the phone with my sister-in-law. I texted with my awesome, butt kicking, trainer/nutritional counselor friend, Heidi. She's going to help me get my physique turned around from frumpy/fatty to strong/healthy. Love her! I saw my inspirational friend Rhiannon briefly tonight at my nephew's high school basketball game. I love basketball! I get such a thrill watching the game. Friends and basketball... medicine for the soul. Oh boy! Now I'm feeling so good, so nice, like sugar and spice. I feel like singing James Brown.
Watch James Brown sing I Feel Good!
To sum things up... the oncologist prescribed me Ambien which means my day will end in deep slumber. Today was a great day. I am blessed. This post could just be the consequence of chemo brain...but who cares. I love this post. It involves Simon and Garfunkel, James Brown, and a vocabulary word complete with definition. The only thing missing is the Word.
"You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance; you have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy." -Psalm 30:11
The Lord is my strength. He has blessed me in a countless number of ways.