My word for 2018:
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mindful writing prompt #47: Summer Solstice

We lay plans. We imagine what our days will be like. It's human nature.
For this Summer Solstice night we had picked out a spot by the sea, facing north-west, a perfect spot to watch the sun set on this longest day/shortest night of the year. These nordic nights are so light, so  blue. A week ago we drove by and said, That's where we'll go. We'll bring fresh prawns. Perfect food  to eat on the rocks by the sea. 
It was going to be like a date. 
Instead, Sigve was in a hospital bed, I was in a guest bed in my daughter's house. Sometimes life gets in the way of our plans.

A sun for Summer Solstice.

My husband has had an unidentified infection for nearly 2 months, and at the moment we're staying at the Haukeland Hospital's patient's hotel (in Bergen). Testing and treating is going on, don't know how long we'll be here. I'm on edge, and my concentration ability is wobbly at best. I'm so sorry I'm slow in returning comments! But I'm hoping for your understanding in this because I really want to keep blogging; it's a wonderful stress outlet! 

Mindful writing prompt #47


Karen said...

Oh Inger, I am sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you husband.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Someone (John Lennon?) said that life is what happens to you when you are making other plans. Many thoughts.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

What you call doodles (and I call wonderful works of art!) are magnificent! I love every one of them. I hope your husband's health will improve very soon.

Austine Etcheverry said...

Hope your husband is better soon. A cooment must not be returned on anyone else's schedule but your own that's the great thing about a blog.