Usually, when I fly in the clouds, I take a photo, because the beauty of those clouds puts me in the clouds. Yesterday, when my boyfriend Michael and I flew from Boston to Minneapolis, I did not capture any clouds, because Michael (who usually stays home with the cats when I travel) had the best view of the clouds from the window seat.
After we descended through the clouds and landed in Minneapolis, we caught a ground shuttle to Rochester, Minnesota. I noticed a beautiful woman with clouds of pure white hair sitting behind me in the shuttle and I said, “Excuse me for being nosy, but where are you going?’ When she (whose name was Anne) replied, “The Mayo Clinic,” I shared that I was going there for open heart surgery and a valve replacement. Even though I felt cloudy before we spoke, I was in the clouds when Anne told me:
- She had a valve replacement at the Mayo almost exactly six years ago.
- Her surgeon was Dr. Dearani, who will be my surgeon, too.
- Her experience was very positive.
- Dr. Dearani and his team were “the best.”
- When she woke up from the surgery, she thought “I was in the clouds, because I was on top of so many pillows.”
Since I’ve been especially dreading the moment after I wake up from heart surgery because those moments were so hellish when I was a kid, I was in the clouds that Anne’s memory was so heavenly.
Anne and I were both in the clouds when we agreed that our meeting yesterday was most likely arranged by certain beings in the clouds.
I am still in the clouds as I’m writing today’s blog post, which is not where I expected to be two days before heart surgery. I hope you are in the clouds when you see my photos from before and after I was in the clouds yesterday.
Which photos put you in the clouds ?
I was in the clouds when I read, yesterday, that the Mayo Clinic provides hospitalized patients with massage, guided meditation, and music after surgery. Maybe I’ll experience something like this when I’m in the clouds:
I hope you know I’m in the clouds whenever you comment.
Thanks to all who helped put me in the clouds to create this post and to you — of course! — for traveling through the clouds to be here, now.