That is what my acupuncturist says.
And that, my friend, is a good thing.
For those of you less inclined to stick needles into your flesh, acupuncturists use the pulse as the primary way to diagnose and treat patients. The slippery pulse is often the earliest sign of pregnancy in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
My pulse is slippery.
Driving home from her office, I encountered my first pregnancy test craving. Then I let it go.
And it sounds dramatic, now, because the next thing I knew, I was surrounded by sweet and gentle hope.
Not the anxious, hungry, yearning hope for things like raises and good weather. Instead, the hope you feel when you've driven a long way to the ocean, and finally step out of the car onto the soft damp sand. Sunlight cresting on the horizon, spilling over and over again onto the brilliant water.
My feet are in the sand. My pulse is slippery.