Arriving at the Mexico City airport, the right side of my face was swollen and the pain was intense. By the time I arrived at the hotel in San Diego I was shaking with chills.
I contacted my daughters and told them what was happening. My oldest daughter Valarie, rushed into action by finding a dentist who could see me in the morning and arranged a car to pick me up and get me to my emergency appointment.
|I tried to smile, but only one side of my face moved.|
The silent retreat in Encinitas California was beautiful and peaceful. Most of my 6 days there were spent in meditation and introspection. After a couple of days, my face looked normal and I was pain free.
|The meditation gardens are a haven of peace and beauty|
|The public is welcome during most days|
|There are many different species of plants|
|Even the Koi seem happy|
|I spent hours watching the waves and feeling gratitude that I was there|