Weekend Coffee Share, Celebrate Life!

Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share,  hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I’m drinking hazelnut half-caff on the porch in 80 degree morning weather. The sun feels good to me, and Bixby explores the backyard.

It has been a week of on-off sciatica. A worrisome thing, as I had a date to see Hamilton last night, and by no means would I be wearing sneakers to that event! My friend/ boyfriend of years ago (whom we joke is ‘recycled’) did such a sweet thing for me and got us tickets.

This show is amazing, and I survived a night in high heels and a new dress I had bought on clearance at Penney’s. It sort of felt like prom night. 🙂 I haven’t been to live theatre in a while.

It is probably always a packed out show at Hamilton. The actors, costumes, and the music are phenomenal, and love the historical back story and the rao melodies the actors sing in. It was sort of like spoken word. What a treat! I did not dwell on the sciatica. Of course I would never let it stop me!

Some things, with time and age, become a fact of life. There are still many things I want to do, so I can’t let a little discomfort stop me! Yoga and stretches can sometimes help, and I wear sneakers to work almost daily. Have to keep going!

I’ve been reading books and using an app for a few years on managing pain. I’d love to study the science or psychology of pain. I suppose I am, in a way. Calming the brain’s reactions seems important, so I am trying some meditation videos. It would be interesting to work in this field in my retirement. Food for thought….

At any rate, never stop, manage the pain, don’t let it stop you, and don’t let age dictate what you can or can’t do would be mottos of a lovely man who passed away this month. He may have been in his eighties. He was a great mentor for my son and would have him over to help with yard work before he got full-time employment.

His service was today, which I viewed online. I know that’s not quite the same, but it brought me a nice pause to reflect on what he added to our lives. A celebration of his life, as it should be. It makes me want to stay active and just live life. Truly, would should all celebrate life and share our talents to help or inspire others.

Author: PamelaS.Canepa, Writing and Living

I am a writer who also teaches reading and writing, currently. In 2016, I self-published an e-book and its sequel, and I am learning the art of self-promotion. I published a full-length time travel novel as of 6/16/17 and its sequel in the summer of 2018. Life is a trip, and writing is the best escape for me! Learn about my award-winning sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Visit me at https://about.me/pamela.schloessercanepa

4 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, Celebrate Life!”

  1. The hard part of coping with the deaths and funeral rites, for me, is not having anyone else around me to exchange our memories of those who have died. Sharing would, I think, bring out the pain of loss, but also the easing of our souls. Community is difficult to divest myself of. And so the pain lingers.

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  2. Thank you!!! That last sentence is just what I needed to hear right now! I am not in too much physical pain, but I do experience chronic overload and, at 35, fear I’m deteriorating. In a way, I am, as is everyone my age (neuroscience shows that the brain starts declining in some ways at 30 and in some ways even earlier). However, I love your lines about not allowing pain to stop you and not letting age dictate what you can or can’t do.

    I’m so happy you went to see Hamilton. I’ve never seen it, but from your description, it sounds great.

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