No – I didn’t need rescuing from the Gong Bath! I have not done nearly as much as I intended to – on the other hand I’ve made a good start on a number of things – my flat is somewhat more organised and tidier than it’s been for ages ... so everything’s in place – and my head too!!
Lenny’s comment touched me ..."for sure i’m gonna miss you my special friend. Have a real fun time and come back and tell us all the cool stuff you did.”
So, of course, I dropped Lenny an email ... saying I was here and we could email if he wanted to stay in touch that way .... oh yes, he did – and has kept me amused ever since ...!!!
|The envelope with badge are at the back,|
the card with a cat on it, Lenny's letter -
complete with Rocky headed notepaper +
Racoon footprints!, some chocolates, a
notebook, a bookmark ...
I mentioned I go back up to the Nursing Centre to see one particular lady, Linda, as she doesn’t have any relatives ... is so lovely, doesn’t complain and gets on with her life as best she can, while my visits seem to cheer her up.
Back came ... "i been thinking bout that lady you go visit at the home and how you said shes got not one family person. i could like to get her a nice card and send it to you so you could give it to her.
|... and pink hair slides - aren't they lovely,|
while the box of Georgia mints has Linda's
name printed on them ...
maybe it could make her happy to get it. do you think its ok to send it even if she doesnt know who iam? if its ok you could tell me her name so i could put it on the card.”
Linda was so pleased to receive a card and little packet from the States ... I’d warned her a surprise was coming – she was soooo delighted though and I know really warmed the cockles of her heart ... thank you Lenny!
Lenny wrote a letter to her too – two pages ... [so Roland (or Mark Twain) – Letter Writing isn’t dying here ...] telling Linda about his critter cafe, his family and life ... in his usual bouncy style ... just so lovely – and Linda was sooo soooo chuffed .... then I had to explain “chuffed” to Lenny! He was very happy to know that she was so pleased.
Now to other things ... I went to various films – The Well Digger’s Daughter – a French film ... being one I highly recommend.
Ah - the Gong Bath ... I go to the Natural Fitness Centre based in the old Lifeboat Station overlooking the sea ... in a gorgeous place to have treatments ... with a lovely group of therapists ... (some of whom spent time with my mother - for which I was eternally grateful).
|Sailing in front of the Natural Fitness Centre|
I have done and do a mixture of Qigong, Meditation, Shiatsu, Pilates and have osteopathy treatments ... this time the Qigong group were offered the experience of a Gong Bath – we’re game for anything!!
We relaxed on yoga mats with the sound of the sea washing the pebbles in the background, then Gabby began her gong therapy ... ancient gong sounds resonated through the room – varying with the different sizes used ...
|Gabby with some of her gongs|
... the meeting of sound with form dissipates everything that is not real ... the frequencies bathed, soothed, washed through, immersed and seduced us ... taking us fully on our journey of whispering vibrations as we experienced the full effects of the harmonies over and in our bodies.
|A promotional view - just looks|
wonderful doesn't it
We each had different experiences ... I would love to have another gong bath ... to experience the harmonious waves that vessels of sound can bring us to a time of peace and healing in this chaos of human existence.
It was interesting and fascinating to say the least ... while being an area I’d like to explore further ... to find out more about the origins of therapeutic sound that were the origins of our vocal chords – yet which today still have powerful influences on our beings.
To change the subject yet again ... I’m over with Laura at Mistress Snark’s Parlour – having a zizz after tea with Jezebel ... one dangerous lady – still she’s lured me out of my lair and I’m blogging again!
|I'm over with Jezebel discussing|
feet measurements in barleycorn
See you all soon – especially as the A – Z is rushing towards us ...
It looks like it’s a good thing I’m semi-snowbound today as I’m back blogging ... Sussex has had the worst of the snowy weather – not a lot, but enough to ice up, block roads ... the wind was terrible yesterday ...
|Sunset at the NFC|
... and the Natural Fitness Centre rang and said don’t come down ... we’re not sure if we’re about to swim or stay dry: squally winds, a high tide and a full moon did not help ... update to follow ...
Roland Yeoman's post about Letter Writing in the 21st century ...
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