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  • When I awake in the morning my body aches. Not too badly, but I feel the right shoulder, the left hip, sometimes something is sensitive in my right elbow or there is this strange tension under my left knee. At other times my hands hurt a bit and there are reddish spots on some joints. Ah. yes, I remember, that I cannot see very well....

    "Oh, boy," it thinks inside my head," I am really becoming an old lady now and this will get worse!"

    Why not turn around and sleep a bit longer? Why get up and on with brushing teeth and showering and creaming this old body, why not just drift out and away forever?

    Then my body decides to roll out of bed - some tingling from my spine down my legs, some worm - lights in my retinas - and I find myself brushing teeth.

    Soon after I watch myself climbing on my stationary bike, my legs push, my eyes see the blossoming Crabapple tree just in front of the window and how the sun is lighting it up differently in different parts. I start to sweat. I feel that I am strong, ay: Life is goooood!

    Afterwards I lie down and do my trauma release exercises: basically I let my Psoas muscle and whatever other muscle is ready shiver and tremble. My body twitches and does this and that strange movement, I am happy nobody sees me! After that the Kegel exercises. Very important for ladies, who get older, so that their pipi does not leak. Finally some acupressure around the eyes. I doubt that that helps my poor retinas, but it does feel very, very soothing.

    Then I meditate.

    The rest is sweet cake: shower, shampoo, soap, creams and clothe:, easy, really easy.

    When afterwards all clean and dressed I go downstairs after that I can smell the coffee my husband has brewed, I sit down with a cup warming my hands and just now a bird sings, which I have not heard before....

    Maybe today is not quite yet the the time to die….
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