Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thin Ice

I don't know what to write about...

everything feels too big to tackle. 

A tsunami slammed Japan while Dad fell out of bed, 4:30 yesterday morning and almost broke his neck. He is in the hospital as I write this. The good news, no surgery. The bad news, a neck brace for three months. 3? 

the earth shifted four inches on its axis, Michael said.

Some days it feels like we're skating on very thin ice. 

Still, I am buoyed up by love:

family and friends, a yoga studio full of arms-wide-open students, Tami, the laughing nurse, Dad's amazing spirit these past thirty-six uncertain hours, and the woman at the traffic light who directed me (and my empty gas tank) towards the Shell station off of Cedar Crest Boulevard.


  1. You're so full of love, Betsy. Keep appreciating all the beauty.

  2. Thanks for checking in, Laurel. You're a light beam. And you are so right about the beauty. It's everywhere, even on thin ice... xo b

  3. Betsy,

    I'm here at Dad's, and we're thinking about you and your Dad. Glad to hear his spirits are high and his neck is intact. Dad says you're a key element in keeping Ells buoyant in all this. Tell Rob his messages for my Dad have been gratefully received. Big hugs to you, Ells and the whole crew. Stephanie & Cal

  4. Thank you, Steph & Cal,
    So much going on it's hard to sit and write...Dad did fracture bones in his neck, more on that later. It is amazing how well he is doing...he feels love pouring in from all over. I am very tired.

    with love, bets