Wake Up Call

by gillis

imageThe tools I use in the morning to start my day include these two beauties. The cup holds a double dose of the powerful elixir that allows me to face the day. Its motif suggests that I am stronger than I realize, a suggestion I need to have presented to me more and more often these days.  The blood pressure cuff is new. Quite new. I enjoy its message much less. It suggests to me that I am aging. That all of the work I do in the gym and in the kitchen are not enough to stave off the vagaries of time and heredity. That the stressors in my life are winning and I haven’t figured out quite how to balance all of the demands placed on me by the circumstances of my life. If only I had Wonder Woman’s bulletproof cuffs instead.