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.

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