The Detour. ~ Jill Zekanis

Via elephant journal
on Dec 13, 2012
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she stopped.

the sign said detour.

a big orange sign

was blocking her way

along with several barricades

which she knew she would not cross.

why was this happening?

she was in a hurry.

she was going to be late

and she

was angry

because she could not move along

the same as before.


she had to go another way now,

a way she was not

familiar with,

a way she did not want to go.

she did not want to go

this way

at all.

she wanted

to follow the path she knew.

the way she had always


and this. this something,

was blocking her.

she was stopped.

she was angry.

she was angry and she was


because part of her knew

she had to move forward

and there was nothing

she could do.

she would

follow this new path.

and she would proceed slowly

and carefully,

and look at the signs,

and the landmarks,

to guide her.

she would try to focus on these things

to get where she wanted

to be

where she needed to be.



Jill Zekanis is a mother, a RN, and a massage therapist. She has studied geography, with an economic and cultural focus, nursing, massage therapy, aromatherapy, flower essences, accupressure, yoga, dance, meditation,the use of herbs and natural remedies as well as reiki and energy/vibrational medicine using sound, stones,intention and compassionate touch. She uses all of her skills in her healing work as a hospice nurse and in her daily interactions with others. She provides education and resources in the community to empower people to create their own goals and plans for healing while continuing to explore the ideas of what healing means and how it can be used.



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