Winter Solstice Awakening

Winter Scene

As I left in the morning, Yuri faced his own challenges and fears as he took up his violin and practiced all the time I was away, just for the day, the shortest day of the year.

All Hallows Eve to All Souls Day

Day of the Dead@Trumpets

I know Yuri wandered about in and out of his Mind Palace consciousness getting a little too close to the Netherworld world of the dead. No one knew where this would take us.

Summer End, Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

A whirlwind from the last week of summer ushering in another season predicated by the light of the Full Harvest Moon. There were some milestone moments such as an impromptu excursion

The Impatient Patient

It wasn’t long ago that he had to muster every ounce of arm strength to stand up. Getting up from a sitting position still remains difficult. Standing unsteadily, he had to relearn balance.

Monday Nite Summer

scenic view of lake during sunset

Yuri felt like he missed the Spring season. It was often raw and rainy fraught with strong winds, passing thunderstorms, sometimes a bit of hail (along with the Hail Marys), then a sudden thrust into heat and high humidity.

It’s a Summer Breeze

It was a beautiful summer day, perennial flowers were still in bloom, her vegetable garden ached from neglect since only eight weeks earlier she was diagnosed with an advanced brain tumor, a glioblastoma multiforma.

Fourth of July Gelato Dreams

photo of fireworks display

New beginnings for Yuri’s Independence Days. It started all last week with the access and support for his strength and mobility, followed by the swallowing therapist/speech pathologist giving the okay for smooth foods. Italian gelato.

A Solstice Full Moon + the Spatial Cadet

close up photo of flowers during daytime

Between the Summer Solstice and the next full moon coming up on June 24, there are a few people who know what happens to me during this time. I move heavy furniture.

Next Lunar Phase

silhouette of mountain under the moon covered with clouds

We’re in Phase Three of Yuri’s Voyage Back From the Netherworld, a new Lunar Phase. The Half Moon peeked out through the spindly pine tree branches last evening.

Taking the Time for Memorial Day

person holding an american flag

After weeks of hospitalization on a ventilator, there is no physical therapy, no chair for him to sit in nor the swallow assessment team since Friday because, “it’s the long holiday weekend, you know.” I know.

Born Under the Lucky Stars

blue and red galaxy artwork

I believe Yuri was born under these lucky stars because after the last couple of days (weeks) of uncertainty and complications, he has come through what seemed impossible.