Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Metaphor for B.C.

Everyone keeps talking about the rollercoaster of having cancer, which it is: Wee, my scans were great. Eew, it's time for another one.

The rest of the time it is, in my opinion, like walking a tightrope. Fall one way, and you're blissfully oblivious or even, God forbid, cocky about the whole thing. Fall the other way, and the beast has robbed you of hope.

And then there's the "elephant in the room" that becomes apparent when we lose a friend.

Is this a circus, or what? If that's the case, I'm going to (in my mind, at least) get one of those sparkly outfits and make the pretty horses dance.

Love to all, and happy "awareness" month,



  1. As one not "in" the circus, or perhaps not yet, I stand and watch, full of love and admiration, awe and sometimes fear, clapping and shouting and gasping and praying as I witness unimaginably daring fetes of courage and beauty, grace and wholehearted living. Thanks for opening the tent door.

  2. The worst part for me was realizing cancer had been in my body probably for YEARS, liking finding out you have been feeding a tapeworm. ewwww!

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