Monday, January 26, 2009

Wandering Mind


What’s Jack up to? Jack’s doing his Monday thing? Perched on top of the couch so he can look out the window and wonder where the gang got off to and bark at any strangers that have the nerve to pass in his field of vision. Good dog. Humph.


I hope everyone had a fine weekend. Mine was spent doing the mom thing through a fog of migraine pain that is still clouding my vision. I’ve been a migraine suffer since I was a kid and I now take daily meds for it, but there are times when no amount of prescriptions will stop it once the train has left the station. It just has to take the full agonizing trip which can go for days. I often say labor was easier because I knew it wasn’t going to last more than 24 hours. I was right. It was only 13. Ha.

I try as much as possible during these times to continue as normally as I can because falling into the pain doesn’t do anything to eliminate it. Besides things still have to get done. My name is Mom isn’t it? So I do. Between doing, sometimes I practice breathing and visualization. Sometimes serene visualization, sometimes not so much, like this Frida Kahlo painting from 1943 called Thinking About Death. The upside of this beautiful, but disturbing painting is the symbolism of rebirth in the skull and the thorns in the background. Frida spent many of her days confined to a bed and in pain most of the time so lots of her art expresses her pain and her desire to break free of it.

Where does your mind wander when you want to break free? Do you take the time to let it wander?
This marks my 400th post. That's a lot of wandering. Thanks for traveling with me.



Best,
Kwana

17 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

My mind wanders to story ideas a lot. Sorry you had such a rough weekend. That sucks.

Ina J Offret said...

Hope your migrane subsides soon. Hard to be a busy Mom and in pain. When my mind wanders I think of EVERYTHING ELSE THAT I AM NOT DOING........

XO

MariaGeraci said...

I've been nursing a cold this weekend and feeling like crap, so I know how you feel. Very interesting painting, Kwana. Thanks for sharing:)

My Notting Hill said...

sorry to hear about your migrain - hope you are feeling better. I hadn't seen that painting before -thanks.

Legallyblondemel said...

I'm so sorry about your migraines. I've had friends suffer them, and I can only imagine the pain involved.

Thanks for the reminder to let the imagination wander. I've been making more of a conscious effort to do that over the past month or so. For me, it has helped to dive into finding & listening to new music.

Deidra said...

Ugh. Migraines! I get them from time to time as well. Oddly enough I've had one for the past three days. My nest is empty but life still calls so, like you, I keep pushing through. This too shall pass.

To break away my mind revisits my two Hawaiian vacations. Lovely!

Tamstyles said...

LOL when you said my name is MOM isnt it..That reminded me of when my kids start calling out, MAMA, MAMA, MOM, MOM..My son calls me Mom, and my daughter calls me MAMA..and when they get all extra with it and I get tired. I shout out.."STOP CALLING MY NAME"...Then I think to myself..My name is changed? I went from Tam to Mama/Mom...

Frau said...

Sorry for your pain! My mind wander to the ocean or somewhere tranqil...
Congrats on your 400th blog..
Sometimes I want to change my name to dad its a better less demanding name! Take care!

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Hope you feel better. To add incentive, I've just awarded you the Butterfly Award for having such a cool blog!

Debra said...

WOW... 400 posts! Congratulations.
Hope that you're much improved and feeling better- it's no fun feeling out of sorts... but especially on the weekend!
Debra

Jax Cassidy said...

My mind wanders to my current WIP and I can't wait to see the wine country in Tuscany and experience the lifestyle...it gets me all riled up to research further and daydream more!

Joyce said...

WOW- 400th post! Congrats!!
I hear migranes are not very fun. I'm sending you cyber hugs! I say it would be a good day to cuddle with Jack the man. xoxo

Oh- it doesn't take much for my brain to wander! I think about everything and anything. LOL...

Louisa Edwards said...

Congrats on posting so many times! You must have lots of thoughts. LOL

I think music is a good way to soothe the savage mind, but it might not be so hot for a migraine.

Tami said...

Yikes 400th post! No, migraines this weekend but I had a headache from those drinks I should not have had but they were oh so good! LOL Sometimes I just can't help it!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I am so sorry to hear about your migraine(s). Perfect illustration - I love Frida. Congrats on your 400th post!

Kwana said...

Thanks so much for all your well wishes and for your congrats. I'm starting to come out of the fog. Hoping for a better day tomorrow.

Elizabeth thanks for the award. You are the sweetest!

Loved hearing how you all wander.

pve design said...

I wish I had a cure or could snap my fingers and make the migraine go away.
Hope you are feeling more your self!

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