Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shrubbery Cats and other Creatures

I was at Tacoma General the other day to see my sister in law Kathy. Another cancer operation. My brother Terry looked tired. He was hungry and wanted to get something from his car. He needed a brake so we went for a walk. On the campus is Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.

It was a gray afternoon with a little rain but the sun was peaking through the clouds. There's a wonderful little garden courtyard area and everything was in bloom. This is where I met the shrubbery cats and other creatures...

Going to the hospital is rarely ever fun. The only exception I can think of at the moment is coming to see a newborn and mom when you know everything is okay. As we walked through the garden area I noticed my mood shift and I had to acknowledge the power that brought a smile to my face. 

We count our blessings. Life is such a succession of fleeting moments and we really never know what the next one will bring. I find it ironic I'm trying to remember something from the past, especially when life seemed to be standing still for just a minute.

Thank you my funny little shrubs. You were a good distraction. You helped me to stop for a moment and contemplate the miracle.

The Blackberry Chronicles
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