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06:37 pm - Restorative practices
I am dizzy and sinus-sore with allergies (the pollen doth rain down upon the land. Also, smoke from wildfires! Also, drought-dust!). I am slightly weary and weepy for no reason. I am slightly muscle-sore for very good reason, to wit, a hella-tough fitness class yesterday in which our lovely instructor tortured made us do many, many lunges, some with weights.

I need some restorative practices.

One, of course, will be a slow, quiet yoga session, in which I gently, gently twist and stretch away the aches.

Two will be a moment or two of silence in a room as it darkens through twilight.

Three will be listening to one song, To Be Determined Later. The song will need to be melancholy in a good way, or baroque and ordered in a better.

Four will be thinking about words, melancholy in a good way, baroque and ordered in a better. Say, for instance, these from Christopher Fry's The Lady's Not for Burning:
Rest in the riddle, rest; why not? This evening
Is a ridiculous wisp of down
Blowing in the air as disconsolately as dust.


May you find your own restorative practices, whatever you need, in the next day or two.

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From:paratti
Date:March 10th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Wishes you a respite soon.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
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Rain is in the forecast for... [squints] eight days from now. La la! ;-)

[hugs and cheers and happy London thoughts]
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From:tx_cronopio
Date:March 10th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
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I adore The Lady's Not for Burning!

Good luck with the allergies...
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
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It's such a wonderful play -- and I heard Christopher Fry talk about it at a NT platform, a year or two before he passed away...

[hugs and good thoughts]
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From:gwynnega
Date:March 10th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
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::hands you allergy meds and tea::

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
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A wonderful combination indeed! Thank you, Gwynne. :-)

[hugs]
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From:ladyforash
Date:March 11th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
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I wish you very restorative words!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
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Thank you for the wish, and all good thoughts sent back to you! :-)
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From:mamculuna
Date:March 11th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
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I hope you soon feel much, much better.

I so love The Lady's Not For Burning! The conversation where Jennet and Thomas talk about love...what poetry!



Edited at 2009-03-11 01:18 am (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
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I've started a reread of The Lady's Not for Burning -- it's delicious, isn't it? :-))

Hugs, joy, peace wished for you.
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From:callmesandy
Date:March 11th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
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Oy on the allergies, I feel you so much.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
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We will be strong! [delicate sneeze]
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
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[hugs hugs]

Water and sinus meds -- evening cocktail of (v.v. sleepy and sneezy) champions! ;-)

Hugs, Rainkatt, and more popcorn!
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From:kathyh
Date:March 11th, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
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Sending virtual steaming tea in the hope of soothing the sinuses. Many hugs.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
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Tea! Perfect! [sips gratefully]
[sends thanks, hugs, and good cheer]
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From:headrush100
Date:March 11th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
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*exhausted hugs* Restorative sounds good. :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
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[hugs and restorative thoughts sent to you across the pond] May it be a better Thursday, A!
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From:heron_pose
Date:March 11th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Oh, fitness! Guess it's worth it ...

Know what else is restorative? Lovely picture postcards in the mail. ::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:March 11th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
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We persevere, H_P. In so, so many ways. ;-)

But hurrah for you, and glad it arrived, and hugs! Happy Wednesday-into-Thursday!

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