CarolineGerardo haiku, photos, journal

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Share Your Heart

 


Heart Snowman at Harvard Business School


Carson and Nori at Harvard Business School

Carson in front of old Stock Exchange Ticker
 

Mixed emotions of a weary  and joyful traveler.


Early November I made travel plans to take my youngest on the “college tour.” I booked flight arrangements as cheaply and efficiently as a miserly C. P A. for Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Austin and D. C. (We can drive to San Francisco)  Each stop, like a book tour,  arranged around my son's winter and spring holidays. Little did I know in November that I would overlap my chemotherapy appointments.

I am sticking to the schedule. Having a next stop gives me a light ahead. When I’m running, I make a goal on the horizon and bargain with myself to keep going until that certain tree. Breathe, do the work, and soon I find myself there. The body forgets the pain. The mind achieves the goal. The willow bends it branches behind me in inspiration.

The highlight of our journey, thus far, was seeing my sister teaching her class at Harvard Business School on Valentine’s Day. It may not be your usual expectation of romantic endearment. I was proud of her and joyful that my seventeen year old could get a picture in his mind of that tree on the horizon. What we demonstrate is more important than what we say. My greatest accomplishment is my children. 

Show  your heart today ~ snow geese guide each other well ~ fly in the first rung.

 



 



 

2 comments:

Rob Dunlavey said...

Chemo…?! Not fair! In Boston area?… still not fair. Sharing heart? You're a generous person still.

Caroline Gerardo said...

Thanks Rob "fairness" - who knows?? I am blessed. I don't question- I just march. I'm happy that my Junior is a straight A scholar who plays sports, works and is a pleasure to be near.
Hope your daughter (same name as my younger sister :) finds her joy and sails high