I think it is Zen Decorating.
Yes. Zen, I think.
All feng shui’ed and peaceful.
With water trickling from a little fountain in the corner of the waiting room.
The highly-polished wood floors reflect puddles of natural-hued furniture.
And the golden brown of a lush cushioned sofa.
In a thoughtfully positioned semi-circle, the soft sheen of brown leather beckons you to carefully placed side chairs.
In the center of the carefully placed semi-circle of chairs arranged for patient patients waiting comfort is a surprise.
The stark contemporary lines of a single red leather chair demand attention in the zen of this space.
The red distorts in a reflection against the glossy wax of the floor.
A glorious maple flaming against a forest of aspen and oak.
I have always embraced the welcoming comfort of the sofa when I visit this doctor’s office.
Mr. Jenny and I sit, side by side, knees touching, hands intertwined.
Last week I left the known little nest of familiarity I've been sitting in for almost 7 years now, and sat across the room.
In the red chair.
The strangeness of it.
The vividness of it.
I looked at the room from a different viewpoint.
The slickness of red leather surprised me.
And woke me up.
And made me think…
…that perhaps I need to leave the comfort of my plush little world…
…and see what the world looks like…
…with my view from the red chair.
My naturopathic physician is where I go to be a patiently patient...waiting for healing.
I am patient with this doctor because she has helped me when no other doctor or specialist could.
And now, she has written a book.
I am having a giveaway tomorrow...the first of four. Come back to visit if you can. I will let you sit in the red chair...and enter this little giveaway!