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Healing – Reverb 10, Day 19

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December 19 – Healing. What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011? (Author: Leonie Allan)

Sigh. I really hope some of the next twelve prompts are more different from the others. I think a more appropriate response to this post would have been my Lesson Learned post, but then again, that was mostly about 2009, not 2010.

Healing for me is generally about recharging. Down time. Immersing myself into a book or a new blog or a new tv show. It’s all about inner focus. Letting something select, often a new story, into my mental bubble and staying there with it for some time.

It is generally the idea of things that heal me, the way I think of them, and sometimes the way I have chosen to think of them. I love tea, but the ritual of making it and settling down with a warm mug has emotional associations that make it more special than what it really is. Same with reading in the sunset. Or making certain foods. Even wearing certain clothes or curling up with a specific blanket.

I don’t want to need healing next year, but I would love to still have time for these little actions that fill me with the simple, quiet warmth of contentment.

Written by Aba

December 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm

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  1. Brilliantly written, Aba. And like you, I am tiring of the repetitiveness of these prompts. I’m desperate for something new.


    December 20, 2010 at 6:04 am

    • Thank you! I’m much happier with the Day 21 prompt. I’m still stumped, but at least I’m having fun thinking about it!


      December 21, 2010 at 12:52 am

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