Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A bearable lightness of being

Back when I was raising my kids I remember reading the T. Berry Brazelton book Touchpoints.  He described how children would regress before they made some great stride in their development-- like getting clinging and cranky before venturing out and learning to crawl. 

This past week has been my touchpoint.  I have been depressed (the weather didn't help) and tired and just wanted to go to bed and pull the covers over my head for a few weeks.  Or months. 

But today I learned to crawl.  I took what felt like a giant leap and made an appointment with a lawyer.  And suddenly the sun is shining and birds are singing and I feel a sense of peace.  The journey is still ahead but I suddenly feel light and hopeful. And the planned trip to Vegas for my birthday doesn't hurt.


  1. When I read this post I felt a burning in my bosom. I know this is true.

    You go, Zena!

  2. Awesome Zena -- I see blue skies in your future.

  3. I'm so glad you finally came to the decision that you knew was inevitable. There comes a time you have to choose to be happy and I'm truly happy for you!

    Another trip to Vegas? Lucky girl! Ironically your B-day is the same date as my anniversary.

  4. Good for you!!

    You CAN do this.

  5. I hope you have a truly decadent time of excess and debauchery on your return to Vegas. You will take pictures, right?

  6. Thanks, everybody! I feel such a sense of peace and rightness. Must be the spirits. (As in booze.)