My friend Kelly sent me a bunch of gifts that were all so incredibly thoughtful. The jade came with instructions about it’s healing properties and to keep in near you, so I put it on my keys.
It reminded me of a few years ago when we rode to Tierre del Fuego, a production designer gave me a silver angel that she said would protect me on my travels. I just figured “Sure, why not?” and put in on my motorcycle jacket. That angel has been to the tip of south america and back! The things she must have protected me from! Those photos are here, and there is a blog about that somewhere. Wow, things really turn full circle. (That angel is still on my motorcycle jacket to this day! I feel like I have never really thanked her properly for that. Thank you, Cherie!)
I think I am having a spiritual awakening. That is what the call it. And now everybody is going to think I am a weirdo. From a nervous breakdown to a spiritual awakening? Wow – how clichéd is that? (Incidentally, see this TED talk, where the speaker talks about telling her therapist she is having a “breakdown”, and her therapist replying that she is having “a spiritual awakening”? It took me 2 full days to make this realization, and a therapist could have told me that in 5 seconds?)
Kelly’s package is so thoughtful, There are bath salts. I used to love taking a bath and yet I haven’t taken a long hot bath in years. This will make me. There are also calming candles and joss sticks. It is so weird, but when I was at Oxford, I always had candles and joss sticks around me. People made jokes about how many candles there were. Just one more thing I have forgotten!