Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cool, Clear Water

I had never had an IV before.
I was fascinated by the drip drip drip
of the salty water
into my arm
and how it was saving me
making me alive

how thirsty I was!
how much I wanted a drink!
it was the one thing I needed most
but the one thing that my body rejected

there's a lesson in here somewhere
you tell me what it is


mompriest said...

There are a number of ways to "receive" living water...drinking is only one of them...sometimes we need help getting the water we need/desire?

Songbird said...

What are you thirsty for? That's the real question.

SingingOwl said...


I think I was fortunate that I didn't end up in the hospital when I got this horrid bug. Many people did. I'm so sorry you got hit so badly, and I'm glad you are improving.

Lindy said...

I am not going to offer any advice on that. I trust you. You have good sense about stuff like that. Maybe it helps a little to know that I believe in you, that I am praying for you.

I've lost your email address. Can you email me so it'll be in my address book? I am using the netbook almost exclusively now but don't have enough sense to know how to transfer all my old addresses.

Love and peace,

Me and Rowan

steve said...

I was thinking that there are times when our hearts are deep in cynicism or defensiveness. At such times love is like that -- the one thing we most need, the one thing we most reject. Peace and good health to you.

Barbara B. said...

I think the answer is in the paradox...

karlajean said...

I agree with Barbara.
Prayers for continued healing...

Grandmère Mimi said...

Diane, I am sorry you and your husband were so very sick. I offer my prayers that you both continue your progress toward return to full health and strength.

What is the lesson? I'm not sure. You did right to get help.