Outdoor Zen

Can you spot the hummingbird in the picture below? 

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You have to enlarge the picture and he’s right there atop the butterfly bush blossom that sticks straight out.  I’m in our front yard, which would typically be the backyard for most, except our house sits sideways on a corner lot.  My chair sits partly beneath this crazy butterfly bush.  Typically it blooms in July, but we’ve had a mild and sunny spring, so the hummingbirds, butterflies and bumblebees make pilgrimages back and forth.  It’s not easy getting a picture of these little hummers.  I sat poised to snap a picture at an instant, but my neck starts hurting and well, the recently ever-present migraine gets stoked by a stiff neck.  What indeed doesn’t feed this migraine brain?

Yet the theme for this year’s June  Migraine Awareness month is Hope.  It’s important to hold onto hope in desperate situations.  Things can get better.  You have to clutch onto that, because hope brings positivity and stronger beliefs in a brighter future.  In my situation, I hope these migraines will stop.  Maybe a nerve wire in my brain will uncross.  Maybe mylo blocks will help me whereas Botox has not.  I do hope. 

Meanwhile, I kick back in the soft cool breeze of summer.  I hear the gentle  tinkling of my metal wind chimes, not an intrusive clunking or over-burdening sound for a noise sensitive head, but just right.  And the hummingbirds, enjoying nectar from a butterfly bush that has more than nine lives, give me hope and joy.  Migraine be damned.  There is a whole world going on outside that migraine can’t steal from me!

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Any treatment mentioned in this blog post or any other are my opinions only. Always seek medical advice from a physician before trying anything (although I don’t think you’ll be harmed watching hummingbirds and butterflies).

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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