It is July 4th today. Well, it’s almost over. It was July 4th today. And in honour of the day, for the sake of my American husband, I ate a brownie earlier. Being the natural health girl I am, it was a gluten, dairy and sugar free brownie. And by jove, if it was not delicious. Yep. Not delicious. BUT, after I had lathered it in maple syrup and fresh cream, it was heavenly. While downing it with a delicious coffee. Also filled with cream.
I had a long rant in mind on behalf of my friend, who is my naturopath. He has helped to keep my sanity over the last decade, and most recently, remarkably improved the chronic pain in my back that was tearing my mind apart. And now he is in trouble with “family services” for daring to treat his unwell son at home, instead of in hospital. They tried that a year ago, and the treatments in hospital made him sicker. His treatment at home made him well. Now his son has relapsed, and a very “helpful” person has reported him. Long story short, the whole situation is disgusting. And frightening.
My spirit is tired. For a lot of reasons. And I decided I don’t want to rant. Maybe another day. But in honour of freedom, and the loving kindness of my friend, who is generous to a fault, and who has saved me from being trapped on a pharmaceutical treadmill and in an awful “health system”, I thought I would repost the best version of this beautiful song.
Here’s to bucking a corrupt system, and to precious friendships ❤