Those of you who have known me in real life forever know about the Princess Nun dress.
That is what I am wearing today.
I've had this dress so long that May wore it when she was a married woman. It's gone back and forth between us and it currently resides in my closet.
Last night, when I was trying to figure out what to wear to meet the new cancer doctor with Kathleen and Judy today, my mind settled on it. It's red. It's long. It's Princess and it is Nun.
I hear that the doctor is beautiful, and that his face perfectly reflects his mind. This gave me pause. One must wear something appropriate to meet such a doctor, don't you think?
And so I am wearing it with red earrings. I was not yet wearing it when Mr. Moon left to go to Tennessee this morning when it was still dark time in Lloyd. I cried a little and held his hand, that hand I've been holding onto for so long. "Come back safe to me," I said.
"I will," he said, already focused on the road ahead, the woods where he'll be hunting.
I know that man.
I love him so. I hated to send him off without me, but he deserves this trip. It will restore HIS soul, the way going to Roseland restored mine.
And now I'm off to Thomasville to meet this doctor whom we are hoping can restore Kathleen's health and peace of mind. Who can perhaps reassure us that her cancer is indeed a little "c" cancer, that she will be able to live with it for a long while yet to come.
I am wearing the Princess Nun dress, I have a little cold, it is chilly, the sky is growing lighter.
We are all leaving and coming back. We are all traveling in search of what we need.
Let's all be safe.