A minor set back yet something to think about

Well, okay then. Universe may collide- but this to shall be overcome. I have spent a few days in hospital- nothing serious. Well, serious to start, but not serious to end. It was just a point in life where I was feeling like I had caught up on things. One thing about being in charge of your own business, is when you get put down- everything gets put down with you. A new struggle I have to learn- Sometimes, you just have to take time to make your self well- and then everything else will follow.

It will take me a few days to get back on my feet, back in to the rhythm of things- so if you bear with me for a bit longer- all will be right with the world once more.

I do want to thank everyone that made the Hauntingly Magical Halloween Party such a brilliant success- especially our hostess, Vanessa at a Faniciful Twist- another brilliant year! So many magical stories, haunts and people I have experienced! I can not wait to get back in touch with them all, continue with the stories of their journey- and delight in the wonderful eye candy they have to offer!

I did want to share one thing about my experience this past week. It has been 17 years since I have been in hospital (not a bad run, if I do say so...) So many things have changed. One of the most amazing is my local ER. Lets face it- it was a decision, not made lightly to go there- after all. horror. It is an ER and we are in the middle of an epidemic! e-gads! But, even I know when homeopathic must take a back seat to actual medicine. and so I was forced to go.  I don't know exactly what or when  or how the transformation was made- but lets just sum it up as a .. really not horrible experience!  Beyond the grace and professionalism of the individuals (with what they have to deal with- I don't think I would find myself being so "nice")- there was one thing that struck me. First day in the ER- I kept hearing this little sound in the background- a hauntingly familiar tune. I chalked it up to someones cell phone- or perhaps an in-house phone- with the number of times I heard it. Soothing, though- not invasive and annoying as other cell phone rings we are so used to. interesting. Day two- there it was again. Knowing that cell phone use is frowned upon, it must be something else. But what? There were times that this "thing" went off 5 times an hour...I finally asked a nurse as to the manner of the melody- not annoyed- just curious as to what it was- where did it come from?

The answer? It was a soft musical chime, a lullaby- that they played through out the emergency room- every time a baby was born.

I was brought to tears! Silly, I know, but what a beautiful thing- a balance. a notification. a verification- that everything these wonderful people saw and had to do- the sadness, destruction and death and horrific human suffering- counter balanced with the soothing tones of a small voice, melodically whispering in their ears.... it's all worth it. You are doing good. It may not feel that way sometimes- but have faith in the balance of life- here is a new beginning for you to celebrate.

Something so simple to remind them. And I started to wonder. What other simple little reminders were out there- could be out there. what other little things could be done to remind people of their humanity, of the fragility of it all and to maybe remember to treat each other with the dignity that we all deserve.

 or maybe it's just me being all goofy on pain medication. But I really liked the fact that they did that.

Stay healthy.
Enjoy each other.
Live well.


Mother's Moon's Message said...

I love the idea of the lullaby chime each time a baby is born.. I would be exactly like you... it would bring me to tears... Hope you are feeling better....

Selchie said...

What a nice post, thank you for the spark of inspiration.)

Have a great day and feel better,


Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your ordeal, but isn't it wonderful how, if you really look hard enough, there is always a spark of light?

di from di-did-it said...

I'd wondered why you'd been quiet. Sorry to hear you've had an ordeal, but relieved to hear you're coming through it, my friend. Please take care of yourself.
Aren't the lullaby chimes lovely? My parents & aunt have been in their local hospital more times than I can count, so I've known about the chimes for years. They are a blessing to hear, especially in not-so-good times.


What a major bummer- I hope all is well with you now! The lullaby story is just too sweet, yeap- I would sob too, seems I've got no control of emotions these day--being a woman is not all fun and games huh?

I've been having such a hard time viewing your blog--but I think it's just my old computer because everytime I come to view, your blog my computer freezes!! So now I'm at work posting--shhhh!!!

So okay keep good and well..I'll chat more later when I can.

Sonia ;) said...

What ....where...How....Ok your in trouble..Im the sickly one your the strong forward marching one...Gawd dangit......


Whisperings 13 said...

Thank you all for your wishes! much appreciated :o)
I'll be back at it soon enough- so much to catch up on and I think I was in the middle of a Wip I forgot to end.. my my - it's the meds! not old age- Thats my story and I'm stickin to it!
Hugs to all.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Wishing you Samhain blessings for the upcoming weekend

Sophia said...

Hang in there! Thinking of you and wishing you well!