Sunday, February 18, 2007

Megan's Birthday Weekend

Megan has taken off for a few days with Dole to celebrate her birthday. She has been graced with the good luck as since Valentine's day she has felt fairly good. (it must have been my organic food and soup, a fire in the hearth and lots of nurturing that healed her!) She has been able to eat, she has some energy, and I just talked to her and she is off to find a pedicure. I gave her money for her birthday and told her to indulge herself in something really nice. Dole saved his money, and searched on the internet for a hotel with a "spa" room so Megan has been using the jacuzi often just relaxing and healing. They ended up in Manchester, Connecticut. I told her to go to the Wadsworth Antheneum, but I don't think her boyfriend is into an art gallery for the afternoon. It has one of the largest collecitons of Hudson River Painters,or so I have heard.

Yesterday I soothed myself by going up to Olana with two wonderful friends. Olana is the home of Hudson River Painter Frederick Church. It is an amazing eclectic mix of Moorish and Italian architecture. A pic of part of it is on my Eat Man Drink Water blog. Larry and I got married there...Megan was 12 or 13 when she and Larry's neice were beautiful flower girls dressed in plum...parading flowers....over looking the Hudson at sunset on the autumnal equinox. Today's photo is a view from where she started the ceremony.

The air was crisp, the view breathtaking. I venerate that place. We had so much fun and it made me remember to take a step back from all of this and rejoice in what is dear to me. I cannot let Megan's illness darken what I love and cherish, and may Megan also learn that lesson, though I think she is already there.

May your weekend be blessed with friends and good times, Patti


Anonymous emmie johnson said...

Do wish Megan a belated happy birthday on my behalf. I hope she gets well soon and has a great life.

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