It Seems I am Back!

Hello Everybody.

It has been such a long time since I signed in to WP. I have been away from home. In early January, I got a call from my friend in Mississippi that Eunice our mutual friend was not doing well. You might recall that she was diagnosed with a very rare cancer of her adrenal gland. I had gone to be with her three different times last year between January and April and had helped her out. Now, apparently the cancer has spread all over.

So I was with her, and took care of her. Took her for Radiation treatments and appointments with the medical oncologist on a daily basis. She has lost her appetite, and so it was difficult to try and feed her foods that she could tolerate. Fortunately she has a niece and nephew who check up on her daily over the phone.

I returned on Sunday and since then I have been busy with my Xanga blogs; copying and pasting into my Word Documents. It is not easy to do one frikking post at a time. The high point of that though, is the fact that I had forgotten how much I had written about my grandchildren as they were growing up. Some of those posts were hilarious and I sat here and just laughed and laughed.

I was also surprised to see some beautiful poetry (if I may say so myself), written by yours truly. Oh My!!

Here are three of my thoughts that I had posted on different days. I cannot believe I wrote them!

I see dew drops on the tips of leaves, reflecting the million colors of the sun’s rays. Would that my life be full of dancing lights!! (Oct.27th 2007)

I wander through nameless lands…. you smile! I pursue the vision that eludes me. It seems I pursue the golden stag. I have no care in my heart. (Oct 26th 2007)   And,

Mother, you sang to me in the ecstasies of my life, and I forgot to sing to you. (Oct. 22nd 2007)

I cannot believe I wrote them. Wow! Not bad for an old lady!

Hopefully I will get my blogs taken care of soon, and will be a regular on WP.

Have a great weekend.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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21 Responses to It Seems I am Back!

  1. beowulf222 says:

    It’s great you are back. I hope to read more of your posts in the future.

  2. I am not surprised at all, Zakiah. You are a very talented writer and you know how to use the words .
    I remember well your rtrip last year to Eunice ‘ s and I am really sorry to hear she is not well . You are not only a brillant writer but you have also a big heart.
    Love ❤
    Michel

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Michel. the situation with Eunice is so sad. wish she could come and live with me. I offered her my home. But she says she needs to stay there in order to see her various physicians etc. Thank you for the kind words.
      Love,
      Zakiah.

  3. murisopsis says:

    You are such a good friend to Eunice! I’m sure she was comforted by your presence and assistance. I look back on my archived xanga posts and laugh too! But really the best things were some of the comments! Too bad that when xanga allowed the download it only transferred the blog posts and not the comments!

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes I think Eunice was comfortable with me being there. We talked a lot too.
      I am copying all the comments along with the posts. The comments are better than the prose and poems I have written.

  4. I’m sorry to hear that the cancer is spreading. It was good of you to visit her.

    I still can’t figure out another way of backing up your blog. But I’m glad you were able to relive some magical moments and your wonderful writing. I still remember the time you had to buy a new fridge but you really missed your old fridge. (p.s. there are days when I feel like an old fridge!).

    • Zakiah says:

      Two nights back, I copied and pasted that blog about the old fridge and read all the comments; yours was so funny. I was really upset to lose that faithful fridge, Matt. I hate the one I got instead. It is so narrow, and just not nice. 😦

  5. slmret says:

    It’s good to see you’re back. I’m sorry Eunice is so ill, but she was fortunate to have to to help her through a tough time! Time has flown by — I’ve been busy trying to reach my friend in Montecito, and then trying to help her with the daily life of an evacuee! It’s bee interesting!

  6. slmret says:

    Thanks, Zakiah! She is safe, and the house is ok, though neither is particularly ready for what faces her next! Will say more privately soon!

  7. Welcome back! You are such a loving friend! I am sure Eunice looks forward to your next visit.
    Wow. I haven’t looked at the xanga entries for a while. I did find a lovely card you sent me while cleaning on New Year’s Eve. It had a peacock on the cover.

    • Zakiah says:

      I can’t believe you would still had a card from me after all these years! Thank you. Thank for your comment. Eunice is a special person and a great physician.

      • Zakiah says:

        sorry about the grammatical error. “you would still had”??? Are you kidding me Zakiah?? All I can say in defense is that it is an oversight, a typo or whatever you might want to call it. The nun who was responsible for Advanced English course in college or high school, is probably turning in her grave!

  8. There is a way to move Xanga over as a whole but I’ve never gotten to it. I haven’t posted in ages. When I do come over here I enjoy it and think I should do it regularly.

  9. mrswrangler says:

    Sorry about your friend.

  10. Prayers and healing wishes continue for Eunice.
    (((HUGS))) for both of you

  11. So glad you are back.
    Prayers for Eunice.

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