What Is Healthy?


textile design, 1985,pigment on wool flannel
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Having recently emerged from the grip of ‘the grippe’

I’m sitting here thinking about what, exactly it is that has changed

That made me want to get out from under the covers this morning

With a spring in my step, even?

For a couple of weeks I had no extra energy to NOTICE

Much beyond symptoms, where’s the remote?, the dog is getting constipated from too few walks, I already asked that friend to do me a favor and can’t ask her again, how dirty can one’s hair actually get?

Today, I recognize myself at last.

Here is the woman who has it in her to:

1. feel grateful
2. enjoy eating and the feeling of hunger
3. look forward to seeing friends
4. take a shower and feel good about the reflection in the mirror
5. have her attention on others when she wants to instead of just on herself
6. feel excited about the songbirds return to the bird feeder
7. not even know where the kleenex box is located
8. clean things
9. feel eager to find out what happens today
10. go for a full three hours so far today without one single wish that something was different

I love health.

I love that I can make up my own definition for what is is to me.

I love that that definition can change..

Just because I say so.

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2 Responses to “What Is Healthy?”

  1. Carol S on February 16th, 2011

    Yay, glad you’re feeling human again and don’t give a care about that kleenex box!

  2. Laura Hegfield on February 21st, 2011

    I love health.

    I love that I can make up my own definition for what is is to me.

    I love that that definition can change..

    Just because I say so.

    ME TOO!

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