......is when something unexpected or unforeseen happens as it did during the past seven days to me. Retired in the evening feeling normal and woke up in the morning unable to put my foot or leg to the ground. It was necessary to bang on the floor for help, I wonder what I would have done if I had been alone? As each day past the pain and disability in my knee deteriorated rapidly. Luckily when I eventually got in touch with my doctor, she saw me quickly, and within two hours of the phone call I was armed with some anti-inflammatory pills. She diagnosed inflammation behind the tendon in the front area of the knee. The experience during those first few days made me appreciate just how difficult it must be to be disabled and unable to carry out the most mundane or simple tasks we do each day. It is such a relief to be back to normal thanks to my doctor and our great National Health Service.
Soon we shall be exploring sites from classical antiquity, hopefully in lovely weather, something that requires stamina and a good walking ability.
There is no blue without orange and yellow
Vincent van Gogh
In a letter to his brother Theo - Vincent once wrote "There is no blue without yellow and orange, and if you put in the blue, then you must put in the yellow and orange too, mustn't you?"
Be like the bluebird who never is blue,
For he knows from his upbringing what singing can do - Cole Porter
Once in a blue moon
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see
"Now she looks pale and small, but her eyes make me think of wide open skies."
Veronica Roth, Allegiant
Local Bluebell wood
Blue and green should never be seen!!!!
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa 2017
No matter how far you travel, the horizon is always far beyond your reach.
"When we look up, it widens our horizons. We see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.
Julia Gregson, East of the Sun