Episode 18 – Dancing Surprises, and an Ailing Mother

You danced last evening, dearest.

Yes, we did. We also danced last weekend too.

And our Dear Heart Keith’s knee, dearest; did it present a problem?

I was very surprised, to say the least. Keith’s knee has been quite sore and troubling. He has thought that he would more than likely need the second surgery the surgeon spoke of. However, last weekend when we attended the first dance since the operation of last June, Keith danced his little heart out. During the week his knee was quite sore and swollen and yet, last evening, Sunday, we attended yet another wonderful social dance and, once again, Keith danced to his usual standard with very little pain.

Indeed, dearest, our Dear One finds it difficult not to dance with gusto any time he is on the dance floor. Yes?

Yes, that is true. I tried last weekend, our first dance, to advise him to take it easy. However, this is just not K’s desire. He loves to dance and only when, after a couple of hours of dancing, does he submit.

He is of strong mind and body, dearest.

I believe so. He continues to surprise me. I thought, particularly with the first dance, that we would be sitting the night listening to the beautiful music and watching others twirl around the floor. I was stunned when he danced the night away.

And last evening?

I wasn’t quite as surprised. I know that if there is the possibility of dancing, Keith will endeavour to try.

And if further surgery is needed, dearest?

Then he will do whatever is necessary.

Yes indeed; he will do whatever is necessary.

And on to another sphere of life. Our Dear Heart’s mother is quite ill.

Yes, she had a fall last Friday and is currently in hospital with a fractured pelvis.

A serious condition, dearest.

Unfortunately, yes this is quite a serious condition, especially for an eighty nine year old.

And our Dear Heart; he is handling the situation well?

His mother has been slowly declining over the past few years both mentally and physically. I do believe this slow deterioration has allowed Keith to adjust. Because of this adjustment I do believe he is coping better than he would have were his mother of greater strength.

Understood, dearest; and this is indeed the case. Our Dear Heart will manage the further decline with the inner strength he has gained over the past years.

Many Blessings, Dear Heart.

Many Blessings to All

© 2021 Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk


    1. Thank You so much, Dorothy.
      I will definitely take your advice. It is a time in life we, as children, cannot escape.
      Life is one up and down condition with both of those extremes sometimes occurring at the same time, as is happening now.

      As you say – keep looking forward. There is always a new beginning waiting just beyond the curve!

  1. Charlee: “There’s just something about dancing, isn’t there? At least that’s what Mama and Dada say!”
    Chaplin: “We are sending lots of purrs for your Dear Heart and his mother.”
    Lulu: “And I send fluffy tail wags!”

    1. That is so sweet of you. 💕
      Right at this very moment K has gone for a walk; something he does a couple of times each day to strengthen his knee. He will be delighted with your comment, Charlee. Yes, some of us humans have a great love of dance!
      Chaplin, I will pass on those purrs, and
      Lulu, I can see your fluffy tail wagging from here!
      Lots o’ Love to you all

  2. Très chère Carolyn
    Merci pour ce super post, mes belles pensées pour vous tous surtout à Keith
    Continuez toujours à danser, pour le plaisir et la santé

    1. Thank You, Dear Anita,
      I have passed on your beautiful thoughts to Keith; he wishes for me to give you his gratitude. 🌷
      And in case I don’t get another opportunity I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Festive Season.
      Lots ‘o Love

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