Monday, September 29, 2008
Something New Under the Sun
Yesterday Sophie and I drove over to Will Rogers State Park, sat in the grass and watched the polo game. I'd never seen an actual polo game and was fascinated by the way the riders held their sticks. The little ball was hard to see, but everytime the horses thundered by us, Sophie looked up and followed them. We walked through the grassy field and then we got back in the car and drove home. It was a good morning, but Sophie had her fair share of seizures, and somewhere along the way I realized that I hadn't thought to ask Dr. Jin about Sophie. I had a post a while back about Dr. Jin and how Chinese medicine helps me. I've also written about it in my book, a chapter of which was published here.
I called Dr. Jin from the car and in a teary voice asked her whether I could bring Sophie over for a treatment. She said, yes, so that's what I did.
With needles all over her head and in between her eyebrows, Sophie didn't even flinch. She lay back on the table and closed her eyes periodically. She looked out the windows, at the trees through the blinds. She looked at me, and I sang songs to her. Oliver was with us, and while Dr. Jin left the room to prepare the teas, he fiddled with the heat lamps and sang along with me.
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you.And
the pure light within you
guide your way on.
When I drove home the sun was behind me and it came through the back window of the car and backlit Sophie's and Oliver's heads. They looked like they were floating in it. Floating in sunshine.