Saturday, 2 February 2019

Seduce me again ...



So the saxophonist went to see the consultant yesterday . We did not talk about it much , when he went out I pulled the covers over my head and went back to sleep .

We have been building this new ,  home based , life brick by brick and much of it is very good .The seductive landscape was consigned to the box marked  " happy memories ".

The consultant wrong footed us both . They did tests , scans and in depth questions .
They told him that the only residue from the heart attack and coma are a slight scarring of the heart which will clear in time plus a tendency to misplace the odd word or place name . They told him that he can drive again .

I swore and shook my fist at the new sewing machine , got the hang of it and then made a cover for it and a new tea cosy .
Then I got out the five linen dresses I bought last summer that needed the straps shortened ( I'm shorter than some ) . I have machined them so they swish and don't drag .

So there I will be , swishing out into the seductive landscape again .

I thought I couldn't ask for anymore than the saxophonist back by my side but it seems I got given it anyway .

My spirits soar as I remember the estuaries and seascapes we can inhabit again .

I had seen myself walking slowly , in measured fashion , into the future .

 Fuck it . I'm going to sprint down the beach and then brazenly stop and let the saxophonist catch me .

9 comments:

  1. I remember my husband’s months of recovering as an unexpected sweetness, a new intimacy, and then the world outside reclaimed us and that was alright too. Enjoy.

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    1. Something to savour .You have been there and understand.

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  2. These are luxuries that we did not expect but appreciate .

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  3. Stories like yours make me appreciate what seem to be the small things in life more.

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    1. Nothing small here . Any form of creativity is better than negativity and torpor .
      Also being in love rather than being bereft ain't no small thing .

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  4. Stents are quite magical things and one of the greatest of medical advances in our life time.

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