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Freewheeling

Ride me to freedom
Spinning dreams on silver ground
Destination unknown

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pertaining to this image: Freewheeling ~ narrative


Cast Ashore

where
debris
drifts ashore

~

forming
edges
and lines;

~

where
memories
tumble

~

and
hope
is
defined;

~

where
lovers
have
lingered

~

and

faith
has been
born;

~

where
sun’s
tender kiss

~

precedes
hurricane’s
scorn;

~

where
wind
swirls

its
promise;

~

embodied
deep in the
grain,

~

sculptures
of
life
grow

~

amidst
shadows
of
pain.

~

©Robyn Lee

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I  want to let everyone know that I will be leaving town this weekend for an undefined period of time.  I will be flying to another state to  consult with a medical professional in order to determine  whether I might benefit from  working with him privately on a very specific functional training program he developed, in efforts to help stabilize my joints, and better hold them in their sockets.

It is  past the 2 year mark now, since my bilateral hip surgeries ( arthroscopic repair of  labrum tears and bone impingement). I have done all humanly possible to recover  from this surgery , and regain some degree of normal function, but my situation continues to worsen, and the pain remains unrelenting.

As an update to My Story which I wrote about a year ago… it was recently determined that I have congenitally shallow anterior hip sockets (hip dysplasia) in addition to very loose ligaments (body-wide).  Thus this last  surgery in which my bone was carved, and joint capsule violated in order to do the repairs mentioned, did not serve me, and has seemingly rendered my joints more unstable.

I hope that I will be a candidate for this specialized training program with a functional movement expert I have sought out personally, and  have great faith in. Through dedication and hard work, I’m hoping to develop even greater body awareness, and gain enhanced  neuromuscular control of my ball/socket joints, increasing stability and reducing pain. As you might imagine, I  am trying desperately to avoid further surgeries, which  the experts warn, offer “no guarantees”.

Although I may be away  for several weeks now, I hope to have internet, and my wireless devices handy, and will  keep a good eye on everyone here ~ reading posts as much as possible, and hopefully posting some too.

Sending much Love and Light to all of you,
who have been, and continue to be
such an incredible source of strength
and inspiration in my life.

~
Robyn Lee


Joyful Thanks

Sometimes when we seek the
song of our heart,
we discover the
music of
Joy
~

RL

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Much Love
~~~

Robyn Lee


Pier Anticipation

I
will
wait
for you
there
~
On
the
wooden
planked
pier
~
Where it’s
honest
and
free
~
Just
the sea,
you and
me.
~
I’ll
arrive
before
you
~
Set a
blanket
for
two;
~
You
can
bring the
chilled
wine
~
And
unlimited
time.
~
We’ll
watch
day
turn to
night
~
Velvet
skies
glow
moonlight;
~
 Inhale
misted
salt
air
~
Close
our
eyes:
~
Disappear.
~~~
©Robyn Lee


Sound Effects

“If you listen to certain photographs very carefully,
you will hear faint echoes of
laughter.”

~Robyn Lee


The 12th Cascade

On this day
His year begins;

There’s birthday cake
Food, games and grins.

He blows his trumpet
Gifts us with tunes;

Sister accompanies on guitar,
Till guests are aswooned.

 When celebrations are over
And all has been said,

He greets his 12th year
By cascading his head!

~Robyn Lee

Dedicated with love to my niece and nephew
on their 12th birthdays
today!

~Aunt Robyn Lee


Puerility

almighty Tree
watch over me
hold me secure
guard puerility’s door

~Robyn Lee


Temptation

When sweet temptation stares you down
Do not despair for you have found;
That sacred place dwelled deep inside
Where vital sparks of you reside

~ RL


Where You Are

Don’t need to go far
You are where you are
No mission or plan
It’s All Wonderland

~ Robyn Lee

Wishing Everyone a joyful weekend and a
Happy Mother’s Day too!


Savor

“You’re only here for a short visit.  Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

~ Walter Hagen


Little Me

“The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.”  

~Rebecca Pepper Sinkler