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Postcards at Sea #7 Waiting Purposefully

I had every intention of posting a craft post this week. Instead, I am waiting purposefully for some energy to return. I came across that phrase recently, listening to the wonderful Saga Land by Richard Fildler and Kari Gislason. It describes perfectly the kind of waiting you do whilst fishing or (I think) recovering from […]

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Postcards at Sea #6: Metamorphosis

It has been a year since a bout of pneumonia triggered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and my body stopped working the way it used to. At such a milestone, it seems timely to check in with a postcard. I am so much better than I was last year, I am no longer floating in the ocean. […]

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Postcards at Sea #5: Words Like Fishes

Out here, floating in the ocean, words are hard to find. They are like fishes, all around me in the water but they dart away whenever I need them. This difficulty finding words is one of the more curious symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and has a hazy physiological explanation where the fatigued brain doesn’t […]

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Postcards at Sea #3: Knitting When the Forecast is for Fog

I had thought knitting was like breathing for me, something I didn’t really think about and that didn’t require much effort. However, after the chronic fatigue was triggered, everything including knitting became arduous.  Even once I had the energy to knit stitches again, the brain part of knitting, the reading of patterns or thinking out my own project was […]

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