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November 15th, 2015


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10:23 am - Knots, Post #76
I have no words for the tragedy in Paris (and in Beirut the day before). Words feel inadequate to encompass the losses -- in lives, in the safety of shared spaces -- and the complications of the world. I'm thinking about them all.

But for now, distraction.

I went to a massage therapist yesterday -- an emergency, I told her. I've been stressed and not feeling well, and I knew that at least part of it was due to knots of tension in my shoulders. The masseuse, new to me although I guess she's been at the day spa for a while, smiled. "I do like a challenge," she said.

So for an hour she dug at every knot I had. It hurt, but it was the right kind of hurt: I could feel the muscles unknotting, going back to where they were supposed to be. She commented occasionally that I really was a challenge -- and I found it a challenge myself to relax into the loosening despite the pressure.

Lots of water yesterday, and yet still I'm sore. It's hard to get all the knots out.

In conclusion, three images that are making me happy today (warning: Pinterest links):
*an architectural detail on an old Paris building;
*a Paris cafe on a rainy day;
*photographer Micol Sabbadini, chic, running across a Paris street -- photo by Wayne Tippetts of Street Style Aesthetic.

May your pressures ease, may you find moments of happiness today.

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From:anne_d
Date:November 15th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
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[gentle hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:November 16th, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
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Hugs for you too, A.
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:November 15th, 2015 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Good for you for taking care of yourself, and thank you for posting those lovely pics. Those buildings! Although how that woman runs in those boots escapes me.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 16th, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
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The buildings are beauties to cling to. And only trained professionals should try to run in those heels. ;)

Cheers for the start of your week!
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From:paratti
Date:November 15th, 2015 05:42 pm (UTC)
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(((Hugs)))
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From:laurawise
Date:November 16th, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
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[hugs hugs]
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From:mamculuna
Date:November 15th, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)
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So glad the massage therapist worked for you! It's so interesting, too, that our minds put pain into our bodies, and sometimes the way to ease the mental problem is to start with the body's pain. And thank goodness it does work.

Love those Paris shots.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 16th, 2015 12:36 am (UTC)
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I need to keep up with my yoga in the evenings, of course, and then I won't have massage emergencies!

Cheers and a good start to your week.
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From:gwynnega
Date:November 15th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
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I love the photo of the Paris cafe in the rain.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:November 16th, 2015 12:36 am (UTC)
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That image actually looks like the weather the day I was there, so it is very powerful for me.

Cheers and hugs!
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From:roguedemon
Date:November 15th, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Lovely images. :) And yeah, I don't have any words either. :(

Good for you for getting a great massage! I find twice monthly massages (along with sessions with my chiropractor) to be essential to to fight to keep my body from tying itself up. The water will hopefully flush the toxins that were caught up in those knots out of your body. I also highly recommend a hot bath with Epsom salts. (((Hugs)))
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From:laurawise
Date:November 16th, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
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I wish I could take a bath, but I need bathroom renovation first. [notes that down]

Hugs hugs, my friend!
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From:ljrags
Date:November 16th, 2015 03:59 am (UTC)
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*Very gentle hugs*

Have a great week!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 16th, 2015 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Happy Monday to you, with tea and hugs! :)

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