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Summer Solstice

The past weeks have been…I don’t really think there is a word for it. I’m sure another language has the perfect word for being horrified, despairing, raging, and heartbroken all in one, but I don’t know what it is.

Today, though, today is the solstice. When we have the longest day of the year. Tons of sun. Which, quite frankly, for someone living in the high desert of the southwest, is not necessarily a good thing. Melting comes to mind.

You know what, I’m going to be honest…I had a post all ready in my head about the balance of day and night, how it was the Hanged Man, the still point…and then as I started writing this, I realized I had the wrong time of the year. Yes, I’ve been that distracted lately. I find myself driving and getting lost in my head, as if I’m daydreaming; I go to the grocery store and almost start wandering aimlessly, as if I’ve lost my memory.

I haven’t, but it feels like it. Concentrating is difficult lately, and I’m finding that sometimes when I stand up it feels as if I’ve sprained one ankle or the other, and I haven’t. A friend with fibro says it’s a symptom of it, and all I can think is, great, yet another pain.

I hope you’re all doing well.

With hope,


©Pip Miller – June 2018

PS: Did you see A Knight’s Tale?

~Kate: With hope. Love should end with hope. My husband, God rest him, told me something I’ll never forget.

(in a letter): Hope guides me. It is what gets me through the day and especially the night. The hope that after you’re gone from my sight it will not be the last time I look upon you.~

So my sign off will now be “With hope”. I’ve always loved that bit of the movie.

4 thoughts on “Summer Solstice

  1. For your emotional and mental health use the mute options on Twitter. Not for people but for words. Even for just a few days try muting words like “Trump” “immigration” “President” “abuse” “charges” etc. Lose the dread connected with your Twitter feed. It helps.


  2. A Knight’s Tale? With Heath Ledger? One of my fav movies. Like it so much, I bought it. One of maybe three movies I’ve ever bought on DVD. The brain thing, it’s called fibro fog. Google it. You know I’ve said I’ve made coffee without coffee, without water, without putting the carafe under it. These are all caused by fibro fog. It was so bad once, when I was writing the check for my homemaker to go shopping, she was slowly spelling my name as I tried to write it. Sometimes it’s really bad, other times it’s practically non-existent. Write everything down, and then remember where you wrote it. That’s my strategy. I use google keep on my phone and laptop for most things, so it’s always available. The other thing is I always have to stand for a few seconds when I first get up, before I start walking, because something hurts or feels wrong or does not want to work. Fibro, the fun illness. NOT! 🙂


    1. I love it, too. I put off watching it for years, and then once I did, bam…favorite. 🙂

      Yeah, I know it’s the fibro fog, and it sucks.

      I use notebooks and write everything down, plus scraps of paper everywhere.

      Have to do the same thing when I stand. 😦



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