T is for Two Things

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1.) Len is working on a new website for me. He’s been at it for weeks between all the other things he does. I don’t know when it will be done, probably a couple more weeks. It’s exciting to me as it will launch some new directions I want to go with my writing.

In the meantime, this website is very quiet. We are fine and working hard over here, you just don’t see it.

If you want me to write about something in particular, let me know what that is and I’ll do my best. (Yes, that’s a dare.)

2.) Otis and I have been BFF’s since 1978. We met the first week of grad school, and we somehow stuck together all these years. Sometimes you look around and ... surprise-surprise ... there are these people whom you love and who love you who have been in your life for so long they have more-or-less become your relatives. Otis knew my first cat Buick. I knew his cat Monroe. That long.

Otis is having a cardiac procedure AKA surgery tomorrow. This is something surgeons know how to do and have done a zillion times. But it is brand new for Otis and those of us who love him.

Please help me and the rest of his friends keep him in our minds, hopes, and prayers tomorrow and through his recovery. I suggest you put a quilted anything (he has been quilting since the 1980’s), a funny cat or dog figurine, or a Teddy bear dressed in leather chaps somewhere unexpected in your house. (You know, not in the regular place you keep your Teddy bears in leather chaps...) When you see the unexpected thing, remember and be thankful for the goodness that is in most people, including Otis. Emily Dickinson said, “Hope is the thing with wings.”

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That is a really good picture of you and Otis. I moved my little praying angel figurine from her place on my dresser to my shelf on my desk. I will think of Otis often tomorrow

I'll pray for Otis. Today is the day in the week leading up to Pentecost in which I think about birds. Birds can mean peace too. Peace to you and everyone who cares about Otis.

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