05 March 2008
When the levee breaks
Today I laid a debt to rest. I made the very last payment toward the major surgery I underwent a few years ago. It's over, it's over, it's over now—every stitch, every dollar, every cold and demanding statement. What a great relief to finally have done with it all. I was surprised by difficult emotion that washed through me after the money was handed off, though I didn't have to look far to discover its source; that debt was all tied up in my womb. Today the levee broke and I got pretty wet, but now I'm moving on and drying out in the process. It's a springtime watershed. Who knows but what this hasn't begun clearing the way for new life within me, even if it's just my own resurrection occurring in tandem with a beautiful season.
We are now debt-free, except for house payments! Yeah! It's about time we made it to higher ground.