I have been sitting here a while and not only this morning pondering about today’s post. Most especially Leslie’s question for her Coffee Chat. Somehow it is a difficult one. But let me give you the prompts first:

1. Leslie’s prompt today: Tell me about a recent fear that you faced.  

2. Kathy’s suggestion for Song-ography is “The Miracle” by Queen

Why is that one difficult? Well, simple, I haven’t had many fears lately. Or more precisely none that I want to get into too much detail on the internet. Then again, I am pretty much an open book for you these days anyhow. So, here goes.

My latest fear was of medical nature. Two-fold actually and, surprise, surprise, it was not about my foot. First off I had my very first surgery ever. I know I am very lucky that I never had to have one before. During an extensive check up a big cyst, mass was found and decided it was best removed. The surgery, a laparoscopy, wasn’t even a big one, as in, I could go home the same day, but still. It was full on anesthesia, OP room, surgery for one and a half hours or so and then recovery. But I had the whole Easter weekend to recover and a loving husband who was there all the time and took good care of me.

So now I had a few cuts in my tummy that were healing, a foot in a cast that was somewhat hindering, coming up to my second fear. This involved my yearly mammogram, which I had scheduled months ago for the Monday after Easter. If you remember last year, there was a mass detected they wanted to keep an eye on. So, here I was, waiting for the lab results of the mass they removed during surgery a few days ago, going to the check up on the next one. Talk about being nervous… But I am happy to report that on both accounts I got good news: #1 is benign and #2 is static, which means back to regular yearly check ups – YAY!

Not quite a miracle, but I am very thankful about these news nonetheless. The miracle of life, isn’t it amazing? The Miracle by Queen – a song about life, love, peace and hope, definitely a positive message. At least that is what I hear. And I chose this particular part: If every leaf on every tree, could tell a story that would be a miracle. I have often stood in a forest or out and about looking at a leaves and trees and wondered the same thing; the stories they could tell…

I know someone who can tell a story! David. He has written a mystery, sci-fi, coming-of-age story over on his site and he has just published part #10. Go have a read. I am providing him with photos for his writing and the top one below is one of the first photos that started his story. Think about it. That parasite, bug, whatever it is on the leaf below is life, too. We may not like it, in fact, I think it is rather gross, but it is all part of the bigger picture. Just like the other photo of leaves caught in the water and trapped in ice. All part of the circle of life on Earth.

Miltonville Mine Mystery - leaves

leaf, leaves, ice

 

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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