Unheard music

The words in the picture say:

Don’t you hear it? she asked & I shook my head no & then she started to dance & suddenly there was music everywhere & it went on for a very long time & when I finally found words all I could say was thank you.

For the past few weeks, I have been nursing this cold and been without a voice. I went for nights on end without sleep and my brain was cloudy. Adding chemo to that, twice, weighed me down, and my vibrational energy became heavy and sad. It felt a bit like swimming in mud and I couldn’t seem to get moving in any direction. During the last chemo, I just sat and cried.

For weeks, all I could see and feel was grey and death and sadness, and it kept getting worse. I couldn’t see the light, I couldn’t hear the music, and I couldn’t feel the beauty.

But then, you were there. You sent emails, brief comments, breezy texts and good food. You sent invitations and you even showed up in person. So even if I still was mired in the muck, you provided small glimpses of good vibrations. I couldn’t feel it right away, but you kept at it until I could see the joy and light you bring, and until I could let some of that in. I began to feel your presence as you went about your life, and that helped me to shift in ways that are small but significant.

Thank you for doing your dance and for keeping it going until I could hear the music.

Thank you.

15 thoughts on “Unheard music

  1. Does this mean you want to come to wild feminine book club tomorrow? 🙂 Just say you will come one Thursday before summer.Glad you are feeling better and I didn’t even know you were that under. Please call and let me come have tea next time. I am truly just sitting here every day waiting for someone to have a coffee or tea with me here or near so I can break and then go back to my desk. You are the perfect escape.Hxo

    Heidi Legg radfordlegg@hotmail.com

    Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:47:33 +0000 To: radfordlegg@hotmail.com

    • Oh, I would love to be can’t this week. I do have it on my radar – it sounds so cool and different and like it shakes things up in a good way. Thank you for inviting me. And….so funny that we are merely steps from each other, sitting in our own spaces but wanting to connect. I have to admit, it is harder for me to reach out when I am down but I feel like I have turned a corner so will see you soon! xo

  2. I LOVE “Story People.” I have one in my bathroom…”She left pieces of her lifebehind her everywhere she went. ‘It is easier to feel the sunlight without them’ she said.

    Hang in there, girl!


    • I KNEW we are connected on many dimensions!!! So fun! They have a thing where you can get one sent to your email every day, in case you want to check that out. I love the one you have and shared here – so inspiring. And thank you for cheering!

  3. thanks for this blog, Marie. It gave me a lot to think about. thank you for continuing to be a shining star in my sky. I hope to see you in class this week. Linda

    On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:47 PM, adventuresinspiritualliving wrote:

    > ** > Marie Colantoni Pechet posted: ” copyright Brian Andreas, > StoryPeople In case you can’t read the words in the picture: > Don’t you hear it? she asked & I shook my head no & then she started to > dance & sud”

  4. Dear cousin Marie, I’m here to dance long distance for you. Sing too if necessary, although it won’t be pretty. Love janey

    Sent from my iPad

  5. I am glad you have turned the corner. You always put on such a happy mask so it is hard for us to know when you are stuck in the mud. There is lots of light and love out there shining on you. Peek again!

  6. Did not know you were so under the weather…from what I saw in DC over the past 2 weeks, the throat bug is going around there, too. Story People: i think this artist had a booth at the Christmas Crafts Fair a few years ago, at First Parish Church at the corner of Church and Mass. Ave. Awesome originals and note cards!

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