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The Sun Is Healing Me Softly

Sitting in the sun feeling cat-stretch-contented
my back inhaling Vitamin D, in a luxurious swallow
slightly amused by a quick peek at my mirror reflection.
“Hi, Dad,” I say, recognizing his face in mine.

Slowing myself softly, in my sanctuary, my tree house
sun-filled art studio office, languishing in a quiet way,
soaking up sun rays quietly, and feeling warm about it.

Feeling my breathing slow, knowing this will rejuvenate
me later, when I am feeling better. For now, it is good enough
that I am breathing softly. I know the sun is healing me softly.

Dad smiles at me from the mirror, and I smile. He has been
gone six years, and yet, when I catch an accidental glimpse
of my face, there he is, in the mirror, approving of me.

Probably smiling down from heaven, glad I am figuring
out how to be.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 1/12/2019 10:10:00 PM
Caren, a nice one for the sunshine. There is plenty of it here in Kenya.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/13/2019 10:07:00 AM
I love it that you have it. Our day is all white; the clouds, the ground, the trees, the bushes, the birdfeeders, the houses. Everything stark white. Snow at last!
Date: 1/5/2019 8:08:00 PM
Thank god for the Sunshine I say. without the sun we would all be dead. I had lots of things wrong with me until I turned to being a vegetarian. I feel healthier than I have ever felt before. I had ulcerative colitis for over fifty years, six months without meat, and now I am totally cured. I enjoyed your write, my friend....Peter
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/5/2019 11:03:00 PM
I may be giving up meat as I read this and think maybe God is speaking through you to me. I have to change something and fast. I need to be well.
Date: 1/5/2019 5:36:00 AM
Vitamin D is very important!!! We do not get much of it here in the UK...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/5/2019 9:31:00 AM
It is so important for me right now because I am in super need of healing.
Date: 1/5/2019 4:37:00 AM
Those moments are often when you know within yourself that there is an afterlife. Beautifully penned.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/5/2019 9:32:00 AM
I do know, and sometimes I want to be there, but not always and apparently they are keeping me down here for a reason - and I emphatically use the word down.