doesn’t mean the
It means the
no longer controls our lives.
After I wrote ‘Grief and Tattoos‘ something shifted within me, I felt like I was in a position to work towards some healing of old wounds and part of that was the new tattoo that can be seen in this picture. The Saturday following that post and two days after I got that tattoo I went to my Dad’s to celebrate Christmas with my son, my dad and his girlfriend. We had a wonderful evening, full of warmth, love, happiness and most importantly amazing food. Another added bonus for me was the chance to have a bath, as I am only in possession of a shower.
My Dad ran the bath for me and set it up like he does for him and his girlfriend, which meant fancy bubbles and candlelight. I don’t think I had any idea how instrumental that bath would be in my journey of letting go of the feelings I discusses in ‘Grief and Tattoos’ but as I relaxed into the water I felt so soothed and at ease and so many of the thoughts I had begun to be honest about that past week seemed to wash away into the water around me.
I’m still doing lots of thinking, lots of tough writing and lots of letting go, but this bath really did seem to help and taking photos during and afterwards to had its own catharsis as well.