11.02.2010

Nesting

I have been nesting .  Cleaning the house.  Doing the laundry. Sorting through books. Sorting through old clothes. Organizing folders and drawers. Writing the e-mails and proposals I thought I would do later, but have decided to do now.  Paying the bills. Checking things off the to-do lists.  Getting my home in order. Getting myself in order.  Readying myself to focus all my attention and energy on healing once I undergo necessary surgery in two days.  This process of readying has become a process of discovering a remarkable and soothing sense of clarity.  A sense that what is meant to happen is going to happen. And so—I need to let it happen.  My home is ready and I am ready.  And that feels as comforting and safe as a lovingly–crafted and softly-lined nest.

(c) emma d dryden, drydenbks llc

15 comments:

  1. Pat Kahn11/02/2010

    May the surgery go well and your recovery be swift and complete.

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  2. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you. Your post is wonderful.

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  3. I'm glad that you are preparing your space for good healing vibes when you get home. I'll be sending healing thoughts your way.

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  4. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, Emma. I'm sending positive thoughts for a speedy surgery. Your cozy nest awaits so that you can rest and heal. Take good care of yourself.

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  5. Hope all goes well with the surgery Emma!
    Best thoughts are with you!
    -Kim

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  6. Adding my thoughts and prayers for a speedy surgery and calm recovery. Give yourself time to heal in your cozy nest.

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  7. healing wishes from New Mexico, Emma

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  8. Hope your recovery is going well, Emma. We will miss you in Western PA this weekend, but our good thoughts will be with you.

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  9. Hope you are feeling better, Emma. This weekend's Western Pennsylvania SCBWI conference won't be the same without you being there. Get well quickly and come back to visit us soon.

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  10. You are in our thoughts and prayers in Western PA. We wish you a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.

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  11. I hope you are not in great pain after your surgery and recover in the best possible way. Here's a writerly cartoon chuckle, website unrelated:

    http://www.inkygirl.com/comics/2010/10/7/comic-operation-query.html

    I stopped by your blog for the first time a few days ago via a curiosity check on a Blogger profile that listed one blog: yours. Had no idea you were a respected children's book editor; I enjoyed your take on life and had the naughty idea to read your blog for me, a nice break from intense online writing/publishing research after 4 years of email-only. Life is funny. Now an intuitive idea is rolling around: the right editor is the one whose mind one likes for itself, apart from business thoughts or plans. Writers need good editors now more than ever. I'm grateful to have stumbled across you this way. Amidst all this research, am mulling over a game plan and will be in touch via your website. Take care!

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  12. We did miss hearing you at the WPA-SCBWI conference, Emma. You were such an inspiration on your first visit a few years back. For now, we must content ourselves with the good words on your blog. Hope you're back to posting soon. Recovery is like writing. It takes the time it takes, and you can never predict how long that will be! Take the time you need.

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  13. Dear Emma,
    I see it has been a month since your surgery. May you have everything you need for a full and complete recovery. Comfort, love, peace, quiet, clarity, laughter, connection, delight, encouragement, good food.

    When you are "all better" I want to run an idea past you. Lee B. Hopkins told me about you and the last time I wrote you, you were in transition.
    I am a peace-nik,
    Judy in Camarillo, CA

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  14. Thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts, wonderful words, and best wishes. I am doing well because of it!

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  15. Anonymous8/05/2011

    good luck!

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