Lavender buds in hot milk.
I heat this on a stovetop in South Florida,
feeling OK and also lost, but mostly curious.
Sprinkled on top, the buds float on the milky surface.
Lavender is soothing.
Drinking a cup of hot milk with lavender in a hot bath—Self-soothing.
We do what we can.
A better remedy may lie in confronting collective disconnection, isolation.
Communing with nature, we put our own natures at peace.
In Florida, I long for a soul-friend.
For the scent of lavender in sunshine.
For now I do what I can. There is joy in life, yes.
But sometimes you just need to…
I take baths everyday.
And keep my head above water.