Tag Archives: hope

Snowflakes in Spring

This post is dedicated to my dear friend, Thelma.  Oh, how I wished you could see these flowers for yourself… and so many other things this spring will bring.  I will watch them for you… And just outside, the flowers … Continue reading

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A Volleyball Prose

You know who you are – we spoke in the gym Though your eyes were half closed with fatigue A promise I made and a smile you bade As we ducked from the volleyball besiege “I’m tired”, you said as … Continue reading

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Called Home

You. And You. And also You. You are the chosen ones. You are the ones called home. Emily and I were diagnosed at almost the same time.  Different cancers – different treatments.  She seemed healthier – better chances. How are … Continue reading

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Not Myself Today

I’m just not myself today. Not sure who I am – but this is not who I want to be. I want to “do”. Instead I sit. I want to be productive. Instead I wait. I want to laugh and … Continue reading

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New Day – New Beginnings

This morning – I’m getting ready For whatever happens I feel stronger I lift up my eyes to the light, to the horizon, to the sky The new day is breaking Today I feel more ready To battle the demons … Continue reading

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Who am I?

I am not cancer. I am not a threat. I am not contagious, judgmental, or rude. I am not selfish. I am not cruel. I am not self-centered. I am neither fatalistic, nor pessimistic. I am not naive. What I … Continue reading

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One year today

It was one year ago – today (figuratively speaking) when my world was turned upside down.  I remember the blood rushing from my head, the feeling of nausea, and words spinning so frantically that nothing was audible.  Well, almost nothing. … Continue reading

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Just Around the Corner

I walk without trepidation. I am flanked on either side by bull-rushes that have shot up tall over the railings during the summer.  They are tired – it’s been a long season. What lays on the other side of those … Continue reading

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I have faith

“Well done, good and faithful servant” I follow a number of blogs.  Some of them are an unusual choice for me.  I was introduced to them simply because some of them “liked” my post.  I was curious “who” and so … Continue reading

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I need to teach

I feel like a trapped animal today.  My colleagues are back at work, back contributing to society.  Here I am.  At home.  Sipping coffee.  It seems my living conditions are quite wonderful.  I have shelter, food, space, water. Yet – … Continue reading

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