"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all."
— Emily Dickinson
On Friday after a grocery trip I drove down the road the herb woman with the rabbit hat lives on. As I passed an adorable little yellow house a woman outside waved to me. She was short and grey-haired. I turned around and stopped at her house. I hopped out of the car saying the herb woman's name.
Turned out she was not the same woman, but we ended up having a long and interesting talk. She took me around in back of her house where there was a beautiful small lake and an area where her dozen or so chickens clucked and scratched. That's where I picked up the feather. So, I met a new person. Hurrah.
In the evening I went to a poetry reading at a local bookstore. There, I recognized a woman who had been at the Tuesday night herb talk. After the reading we chatted for awhile and she asked me if I'd like to come to her house for a cup of tea with herself and her partner. Don't you think it was kinda Pippi of me to go?
I followed her car in the dark, just a short distance. Her partner had also been at the herb talk. We had our tea sitting by a woodstove fire and found many things in common. Herbs, felting, reading and writing poems, antiques. Plus they were both born in Connecticut as was I. I left after an hour. These are the FIRST local people who have actually invited me into their home. Whew. That was a lot of newness for introvert me, but great fun.
Meanwhile, I called the Doctor's office and the nurse read the biopsy report to me. It's all in a computer now which makes it easy to access. The bottom line is there was no tissue overgrowth or tumour material discerned which means no cancer she said. I still have to hear what the doctor says though. And still have to ponder what the symptom means as I had the symptom again on Friday.
I still have a couple more tests to go through next week. But I feel lightened. One reason I am running around doing Pippi things is I want to send the message to my body that I do want to be healed.
Today I am staying home and puttering with some older artworks. Cheers, Suki