Your Wednesday Sunshine: Breathe and Hope

I am an American. I live in an integrated neighborhood in a diverse city: we are in an uproar right now.

I am a biologist. We are in an uncontrolled outbreak of a new, highly contagious virus with a high fatality rate.

I am the daughter of parents who were raised in the Great Depression.

I am an autoimmune disease patient. My latest blood results just came in, and I am losing ground.

I can see the storm clouds on the horizon, but right now I am maintaining my peace and making plans for my future as I knit in the garden, surrounded by shafts of sunlight coming through the leaves of the tree above me.

There is a single, perfect, dandelion seed puff in the lawn…
and this leaf was on the ground beside my swinging garden chair…
as I knitted away on my current knitting project, Breathe and Hope by Casapinka.
Out in front of my house there are baby squirrels frolicking in the grass and my brand new Apricot Drift roses are starting to bloom. 

In the eye of a perfect storm, I am outdoors seeking peace in my garden with the sunshine all around me. In a little while I’m going to head into the house and do what I can to address the issues swirling around me.

In the meantime,

Get some sunshine for yourself, and

Breathe and Hope, people!!

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

22 thoughts on “Your Wednesday Sunshine: Breathe and Hope”

    1. Yep. There is a problem here, and it is really a big one. This is a complicated dynamic, and the marches are fueled by years and years of abuse and outrage; the response of the police in some situations are giving more fuel to the fire. The looting and violence add fuel to the fears of people who call black American citizens “thugs”. Then there are the tweets by the president that just keep adding fuel to the fire. Ugh! Tonight was pretty productive as the Mayor of our city and some police joined the protest, and the protesters are getting more organized and intolerant of violence. As they (the protestors) organize their platform and determine next steps I do hope that things will change. There are many, many dedicated law enforcement officers and I have to believe that things will get better in time.

      1. You never know: this conflagration may yet produce something good, as C-19 has done for workers (you know, being able to work from home and stuff).
        Let us metaphorically keep our fingers crossed from now one, eh ? 🙂

    1. Me too. I’m hanging in there, but this is discouraging for sure. I think that I need to stay out of the sunshine (which is ironic, since it makes my feel so much better emotionally…) since it activates my scleroderma and I’m taking too much organ damage right now. 😦

  1. Breathe and hope are good mottoes watchwords right now. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I hope that you can begin to gain ground again! Take care of yourself and stay safe!

    1. I think that I need to do a better job staying hydrated and go back to gardening at dusk as I was feeling so much better on oxygen and I have been working outside. Dang scleroderma! It just refuses to cut me a break!

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