The Thing Is

Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 300, FL 200 mm, 1/1000 sec@f/11

The Thing Is

to love life, to love it even

when you have no stomach for it

and everything you’ve held dear

crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,

your throat filled with the silt of it.

When grief sits with you, its tropical heat

thickening the air, heavy as water

more fit for gills than lungs;

when grief weights you like your own flesh

only more of it, an obesity of grief,

you think, How can a body withstand this?

Then you hold life like a face

between your palms,  a plain face,

no charming smile, no violet eyes,

and you say, yes, I will take you

I will love you, again.

Ellen Bass


When talking to Ellen she was telling me about natural medicine, and how it is not often considered as a health solution. During our conversation I realized I was one of those people that went straight for conventional medicine. It was a very informative and eye-opening conversation, and I believe that I will passing the message along in the future. If you would like to look into this further you can go here to learn about natural medicine.

About Diana Davidson

Physician, traveler, photographer, tennis player, reader, teacher, student

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