I have been convalescing at Lobster Cove since Sunday afternoon. Axel fed me the healthy diet the doctor prescribed: sun, fresh fruits and vegetables. He didn’t prescribe the lobster that Axel had caught on Sunday morning but we had them anyways. Axel has been catching a lot of lobsters lately and so we eat a lot of lobster.

For the fresh vegetables and fruits, the garden is providing us in abundance: lettuce, kale, bok choy, raspberries, and herbs. The blueberries and tomatoes we get from the farm stand as our own crop is not yet ready for harvest.

Today is a day of mourning in Holland as most of the bodies are transported to the town of Hilversum where the identification will take place. In that town two entire families got wiped out. When 200 people fall out of the sky, for a small country like Holland, it affects just about everybody. I followed the Dutch news and saw the memorial at Schiphol. One of the messages read ‘klootzakken’ which literally means the plural of scrotum; a name you give to people you are very angry with.

And then I read this morning about the coup in the DRC with attacks on the airport in Kinshasa, and other strategic points. The attacks came out of left field and took everyone by surprise. One of my colleagues is stuck in a guesthouse. She has a one year old and a husband who are no doubt anxious to see her home. Scary, and a reminder that things are a bit topsy-turvy in the world at the moment.

This reminds me of the day of our plane crash, now exactly 7 years ago. We were told that these kinds of accidents and untoward events happened because of Mercury Retrograde. This is what I know about Mercury Retrograde: Sometimes the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion. Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary. When Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.

So I continue to stay at home and lay low, avoid travel altogether and don’t sign any contracts.

2 Responses to “Recovery”

  1. 1 Carol Sawyer July 23, 2014 at 11:47 am

    plane crash is seven YEARS ago, I think! not months.

    much love to you and Axel and the daughters. Be well.

    Carol Sawyer

    • 2 svriesendorp July 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      thanks carol for pointing that out; some people may have thought they missed something big, ha! some days when we are all achy it may feel like 7 months. But 7 months ago was the ankle fusion, a remnant of crash after effects.

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