Redbud For My Dad

As I wind my way, slowly, toward wellness

Bugs and I sit quietly together.  He is in the bowl of my belly.  My hand cups the curve of his back.

Words are the only picture of that – not enough hands for the camera.

But here’s what outside looks like, these days.

Redbud for my dad, near his birthday.

He used to nurse one poor struggling specimen, up there in Michigan

Too cold for it, or something wasn’t right for it

But he loved it anyway.


About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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8 Responses to Redbud For My Dad

  1. so lovely to see signs of Spring SOMEWHERE! It is pouring here….icy rain…roads should be pure ice in the morning…here in MICHIGAN!!!!

    Hope you continue to feel better!

  2. Today I finaly see tulips peeking through the places where there are no snowbanks. I inspected my garden also. A bunny has eaten down the sticks of my blackberry bush, and, my rose bush. Must have bene a very hungry bunny to eat a stick with big thorns all over it.

    • nadbugs says:

      Tulips and snowbanks! What a picture. I empathize with the bunny. It’s been a l-o-o-o-o-n-g winter.

      Do you have a blackberry — bush? I live on what is known as the Blackberry Farm. We don’t have bushes down here. We have Blackberry Monsters. They have been known to creep up on, and swallow whole, cars.

  3. lifewith4cats says:

    ooh sounds great to me. I would have permanently black stained fingers and mouth. You southern climate gals have all the luck. 🙂

  4. Melanie says:

    A beautiful tree. I love redbuds. They’re such a welcome sight in early spring.

    And I’m glad that you’re starting to feel better, and that Bugs is being a good companion!

    • nadbugs says:

      Let me know when yours show up — and I can enjoy the idea all over again.

      And yes, I am better by the day — and you got that Bugs was sweet. Yay.

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