Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Mountain Soothes . . . Two Friends on a Porch

Angie recently lost her mother. The last two years, she has juggled writing, editing demands at Rose & Thorn, her family--including teenagers--and along with her sister, taking care of her dying mother.



Last night was the first time I've seen Angie really Let Go. Just have a big fat huge belly laugh and throw her laugh out to the mountains in such abandon and joy and release.  The mountain cove does that. The creek surging, the birds flying from feeder to feeder and then from tree to tree, the calm and serenity and quiet - the very Ancient of it all. The ghosts and spirits in this cove hovered round us, laughing their specter laughs. I love it here, and to share it with a best friend and colleague brings joy.

These mountains are a balm. Magic. They encircle and embrace and surround. They protect. They give. They take away nothing.

The mists have come the last few mornings, blanketing the valley below, covering the people who live down there. I wonder if they could hear our laughter echoing last night?

Life is good.

12 comments:

Diane said...

I knew you guys would have so much fun. I'm in the mood for chocolate martini's. Can I join you guys??? :O)

Anita said...

So glad to hear that you are enjoying yourselves!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Although the scenery is beyond beautiful, it's the company and companionship that offers the healing balm! :)

Clarissa Jo Fleming said...

you are right, Kat...these ancient grandfathers are big medicine! the lush green foliage, the ephemeral mists, sun and shadows, the birds and the boomers,the creeks and waterfalls, the crickets and the peepers, along with the sound of millions of raindrops gently striking the forests' myriad greens combining their voices in praise to the great I AM...all this combined with the companionship and laughter of a friend...how could one not be healed in body mind and spirit in such a place as this? Cynthia

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so glad the two of you have each other and for the healing that's happening on your porch on your mountain.

Marguerite said...

Beautiful pics, especially that first one! Lassiez les bon temps rouler, sha!

Sheena Ignatia said...

Lovely blog - pictures are beautiful!

2girlsonabench said...

Love the floating glasses heads on glasses, wait that sounded weird - but we still love it!

Tabitha Bird said...

Mountains, Mmmmm... they have the same effect on me as the ocean. Something about the majesty of it all. And you are right, life is good. Thanks for finding me on twitter.

jessica said...

that is so great to hear. I remember when I finally started to laugh again. What a joy

Janna Qualman said...

It's so wonderful. So pleased for you two!

Sharla said...

what a great visit...so glad you shared with us! I just spent the last few days re-reading TG, before i dive into SG. And i'm glad I did, because i'd forgotten some things. You make me wish I were a better writer, Kat! Your way with words is just inspiring.