A healing wish

I know Julia is with me in making this j-day all about Judy. Judy is facing a life-altering challenge with courage, strength and her trademark humor. Next week will be a particularly hard one - please be sure to let Judy know you're with her.

I haven't faced such a challenge in my life, and simply can't say what it must be like. I'm glad Judy has found friends online who do share her experience and are able to support her.

Sadly, a lot of my family and friends, online and in real life, are, like Judy, struggling with serious disease. To Judy, and to all of them, I wish healing.


Because someone thirsty enough
to trust Old Testament wisdom
followed the deepening greens

and found a spring, silver
in the shadow of blue ridges,
I can kneel beneath

this spill of willow
limbs a century later
and drink water

risen from roots
to enter the evening
through a spout, the way

Cherokee stories say the first
people were born,
washing into the world

of such trees whose bark,
like the water I cup
to my parched mouth,

tastes leafy and sweet
and has the power,
the old ones say, to heal.

by R. T. Smith
Source: Poetry (May 2001).


Judy said…
Awwww, thank you, Margie. That is so sweet and generous of you.
Alyson and Ford said…
I followed your link from the help forum.

Have you been able to get a response from Blogger. We have also been "locked out" of our blog and like you, we are not spammers. We're in the process of adopting from China and I have no ideal how that qualified us as being a spam blog!

Margie said…
Google/Blogger could care less. All we can do is wait. I saw people who were down for a week, and could get no response from the staff.

The problem is clearly with Blogger, they even said in their communication that the spambot makes mistakes. This is a whopper, though, they've taken a lot of people out of service.

I honestly don't want to move, there are things about Blogger that I like. But I'm really tired of this kind of stuff, they really look amateurish and that tells me the blogs they host aren't safe.

Good luck!

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