Tuesday, July 15, 2008


...The dreams of childhood - its airy fables; its graceful, beautiful, humane, impossible adornments of the world beyond: so good to be believed in once, so good to be remembered when outgrown...

~Charles Dickens

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

~Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943

I have not been feeling well, my blood pressure has been high and I have been sick from the excessive heat and humidity. I have had to rest and take care of myself. I did two things to lift my mood. I bought Maddie's delightful photograph, and re-read The Little Prince. I feel so much better, art does heal. Tomorrow I will go to the Doctor so he can titrate my pills.

What heals you?


Rima said...

Hello Yoli... so pleased you enjoyed your visit.. thanks for the kind words, you have a lovely place here... I will be adding you to my links too :)
All best wishes

Anonymous said...

Look who woke up.

What heals me? Sometimes it is pasta. Sometimes it is that herb pack that I warm up and put on my belly. Sometimes it is drugs...

maddie said...

Listening to my records ~
sipping a ginsing smoothie
or green tea or even a hearty
glass of red wine
heals me ~ hugging my children ~
walking by the ocean

your kindness heals me
for posting my photo
~ makes me feel all warm and
fuzzerly inside:)

hope you feel much better soon and
can sit out in the evening shade
and wish upon some stars...

i loved your quotes ~ in particular
dickens ~ he was utterly spot
on wasn't he?

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We are sorry you've felt unwell. What heals me? Sleep and laughter.

tangobaby said...

Hi Yoli,

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I hope you are better soon.

Thank you for the lovely quotes and images to share.

What heals me? A bite of dark chocolate melting slowly in my mouth, listening to Chopin's Nocturnes, watching Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood, and smelling lavender.

Mamacita said...

well, the lovely images and sentiments always found on your blog is a good start....

Al Godar said...

Incluyo tu blog en mi lista de : Blogs Sobre Cuba
Al Godar

willow said...

Art, music, laughter and a fresh cool breeze...and sometimes chocolate.

Hope you are feeling wonderful very soon! :)

Qiuqiu's parents said...

I"m so sorry you've been feeling sick. I have the opposite...very LOW blood pressure. But I do suffer in the heat. I lose all my energy and my head gets muddled, which makes it hard to accomplish anything... Can't wait for China in August! hah.

What heals me? Fresh ginger. Thoughtless sleep. Twenty minutes in a hammock. Hiking far from the madding crowd. Lavender-scented sheets.

Fiore fresco said...

My garden, early in the morning (I love to see how each leaf variety looks with dew on it) with a steamy cup of coffee. It's absolute peace, and can carry me through the day.

Hope you feel better soon!

ThatGirl said...

I LOVE the little Prince. Did you see the movie with Gene Wilder? Perfect.

OH MY #6 said...

Hi Yoli,

I am sorry you haven't been yourself.
Hope the doctor thinks you are doing better.

Shoes, really do heal me! And, those red ones in the image would help me for a long time! I LOVE THEM! I have always loved red shoes!


Relyn said...

These things heal me:

~ faith
~ beauty
~ laughter
~ connections
~ family
~ a really good piece of choclate

I trust that you are completely healed - soon. All the best, ~ R.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Feel better soon!
PS. Watching old shows of Bewitched or Gilligan's Island always makes me feel better. It reminds me when I was home sick as a child and let mommy take care of me!

Annie Coe said...

Feel better. I love a cup of yummy tea and a good book, curled up in
a comfy bed with my cats and dog all around me :-).

Nyla said...

Deep, deep relaxation heals me. Benjamin Iobst's Seven Metal Singing Bowls of Tibet helps put me there. I swear by the healing power of this CD. That, and a sea salt & baking soda baths. Sounds like you could use a cool one. Feel better, Yola. Be good to yourself :)

rochambeau said...

Dear Yoli,
I am thinking of you. That you will feel centered and whole!!
Have you ever heard of Joan Borysenko's book on tape "The Power of the Mind to Heal"? Dr. Borysenko studied this phenomenon at Harvard for 20 years. Many hospitals and Drs. have implemented her findings. There is a meditation at the end of this tape. It is powerful. I will do it today. Both for you and myself and our world.


Beautiful photograph by Maddie!
Guaranteed to make a person smile!
Which reminds me. You know in the book Eat Pray Love, where the Balinese priest tells Elizabeth to sit in meditation with a smile on her face? To smile on her Liver? Did you read this book? Well, I smile on different parts of my body too.

Vivian M said...

Yoli, I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well and hope the new meds work quickly to bring you back to good health.
As for what heals me, it depends. Sometimes mind over matter, sometimes the help of a doctor and medicines, sometimes faith and prayer.
But what heals me most of the time is laughter.

Juliette said...

Dear Yoli, I hope you feel better and yourself again.
My best medicine right now is a glass of wine, some dark chocolate watching Pride & Prejudice or other romantic movies. But when Maëlle is here it's definitely her hugs and smile and laugh.
I thought a lot about you yesterday, I went to see Mongols. It's was just amazing!

Beverly said...

So sorry to hear you have been ill. Please take care and hope you are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

what heals me? my own surrender to prayer. then come the love of other's, my avalon garden and my sweet little zippy. now i can see how that lovely photograph would be wonderfully healing to look upon and dream with. my own is the open birdcage which represents another kind of healing for me. take very good care yoli.

Barbara said...

Feel better soon Yoli.

A Cuban In London said...

Hello, yoli, thanks for popping by the other day.

Ahhh, 'The Little Prince'! The book one ought to read when one is a child, then one is an adolescent, again when one is a grown-up and then when one enters the twilight of one's existence. I once was in a production of 'The Little Prince' at my former university, Pedagogic Institue 'Enrique José Varona' and I played the part of the guy who lights the lamps and puts it out... continuously.

Thanks for bringing back memories, yoli. And I wish you better.

FishermansDaughter said...

*brows arched in concern* You've been ill?! OH DEAR!! High blood pressure?! This will NOT do...let me mind your children freeing you to do whatever you chose until you're well again.
*Cool Healing Hugs*

Alkemie said...

What great quotes Yoli! I adore the photo and I really hope you feel better. Get some good rest with quiet time, some sunshine, and hot tea :)