Lilac blossoms blending with twilight:
Purple passionate scent of eternal,
Feeling of everything fading away.
Being beautiful without a purpose.
Lilac scent melts in the night air,
Twilight calm will fall down very soon
To end this moment with a period mark.
The day is so tired, too, time to rest.
The night sky uses blush, a lot of it
And the purple scent becomes a shadow.
It is always twilight in some places.
It is so complete with the lilac scent.
Morning finds birds sipping the morning dew
From tiny cups filled with sunlight pearls.
I paste this moment in my good memories folder.
Scents will evaporate, just like us.
My personal recovery experience
People, who read my posts, are aware that I had a surgery a bit more than a week ago. I was much better prepared this time.
I have learned a lot from my past experiences with Canadian healthcare: patient has to check everything, prepare for everything and make sure that the health care professional follows the protocol and puts in place prevention measures, such as prevention of bleeding or infection after the surgery. Sounds funny, but that is what I experienced.
I am doing much better because I rely on myself and I make sure that every smallest component of recovery is taken care of.
Blog repurposing: how to stay young
I have intended to put my efforts towards the exploration of wide variety of topics that relate to staying young and fit for as long as one lives themes.
I am 60 this summer. Apart from the bad accident in 1992 and chronic pain because of that, I have been quite fine so far.
I pay special attention to these 5 most important aspects:
- healthy weight and excellent body mass index;
- effective metabolism and well-performing digestive system;
- daily and hourly stress relief and efficient coping mechanism;
- natural, simple and rich nutrition that takes minimum time;
- excellent memory and impeccable cognitive function.
How nature is always our best advisor and supporter
Whenever something goes wrong, the easiest way to fix this problem is turning to the nature.
I have written already about that and I will be writing even more.
Gardening is a huge part of it. People sometimes say, they do not have enough space, yet, all the backyard and front yard consists only of grass and a few flower pots. Every vegetable and herb one grows in their own garden is about 100 times better than we can buy at a grocery store. Even with organic produce, we get vegetables, fruit and herbs which have been sitting on a shelf for a while. You will always know what your vegetable is consuming if you grow it. Tiny and small gardening does not require any weed killers and pesticides. We can live extremely well using just some natural things to get rid of bugs. However, they rarely happen in a small garden because you can prevent bad things from happening quite easily.
Nature is always on standby for our mental comfort and stress relief
No gym can ever compare to gardening and walking in fresh air. Many people take exercising way too far and cause premature wear and tear of their joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments. Our heart is also a very specific muscle that takes loads with its own attitude.
Upset mood and over-excited brain can be always fixed with breathing in fresh air and simply walking amidst the beautiful natural surroundings. Your brain loves bird songs instead of loud music; your thoughts get organized and are easy to sort out when the brain has enough oxygen.
How we look and how we dress
Aging does not mean one gives up the good looks they had when they were younger. Daily facial and body routine is a must. I am naturally blonde, so I have been using make-up from its early days, for about 45 years now. I do use some make-up even if I am alone at home. I do that to keep myself satisfied with the way I look.
Make-up helps to prevent skin diseases nowadays. There are wide choices and huge selection out there.
I learned sewing when I was 12. I did so because I always wanted to wear clothes that suit me, fit me and make me stand out. There have been periods when I have been sewing a new outfit every day, and there have been times when I have sewn something just a few times a year.
I am returning to more sewing and dressmaking again because the things one can buy at a store do not satisfy my demands and they are generally very low quality. It is also much more practical. We can recycle everything, but fast and cheap fashion is one of the biggest polluters on the Earth.
Artistic living for brain health and pleasurable life
If you read and follow my art website, you know that I have been a passionate art instructor for about 40 years, and I am as passionate about my own creativity. I started drawing at a very young age, and gradually added to that watercolor, acrylic and pastels. I became sensitive to oils, so, I had to forget about painting with oils. Drawing is a part of my excellent memory maintenance process. Having very well-performing visual memory definitely makes life easier. It always has: studying was easy, learning was easy and starting any new thing was easy.
Art, writing, journaling, outdoor drawing and painting: that is a daily feast for our soul. One can always find a suitable artistic way of self-expression. Art gives one the time for self-care. We forget about any problems while drawing and painting. We immerse ourselves into eternal and limitless.
Due to surgery, I missed my Angel’s Day. The Angel my mom gave me is always watching over me.
I missed the very brief Canadian spring because of surgery.
I will definitely miss this old apple tree after we move to another place.
These are the themes I will be mainly focusing on. Please follow me on Facebook
I will start a new artistic community page soon. This page will be primarily devoted to keeping our brain young and flexible with daily artistic challenges.
Please also check out my art website: http://inesepogagallery.com/ It offers my own art and also numerous articles with advice on how to start and keep drawing and painting.
I will miss the old lilac tree, as well, because the new place has tiny backyard and no old trees.
My plans are huge. I hope my health cooperates, especially because we have to move soon to another place and that involves insane packing and unpacking.