I’ve focused a lot of energy, of late, on a return to my old self. It’s how I marked the days during radiation and chemotherapy. But what if I never feel the way I did the months, weeks, days, seconds keading up to my cancer diagnosis? What if my wellness journey means a new and different me? What if some of the things I used to love don’t move me so much anymore, but are replaced with new things to… Keep Reading
Life. All of it. The mess of it. The questions. The lessons. The indecision. The baptism by fire and learning on the fly. The squabbles. The joy. The unbridled glee. The clamor. The silence. The negotiation and inevitable compromise. The wealth and the bankrupt. The maps drawn, erased, and replotted. The missions. The road trips. The destinations. The arrivals. The departures. The attraction. The initiation. The invitation. The aggravation. The love. The love. The love. The blood. The bruise. The… Keep Reading
I want for 2018 a renewed health and vigor. All I can think of these last days of 2017 is my lack of energy. I want 2018 to bring with it my body’s return to strength and power and the desire to resume my old routine and the discovery of new things. Wellness. Please, 2018, be a kind to a gal.
… kindness heals and comforts. The most memorable events of the past year involved acts of kindness towards others or bestowed upon me.
Sunset at summer’s end. The best light for looking at the lighthouse.
The crashing tide and wind always still my mind. The higher the tide, the more volatile the surf, the better. I was born in a cold raucous sea to a tempest of a woman. This is home to me.
… a vintage Tiffany bracelet from my lover and a beautiful day with family.
I have a friend who is a cancer survivor. She had it before me and when I was first diagnosed, I looked to her for answers about what to expect. But now I am learning cancer journeys are as different and intimate as everything else about our bodies and lives and she is in a space I cannot relate to. I love her, but she is really struggling with depression over her life after cancer and I find it too… Keep Reading
This is my skyline now and I love it. Mermaids hang out here.
This year was a strong and sometimes bitter cup of tea. The year my daughter won a coveted research fellowship. Tje year we spent a month vagabonding over the summer. The year I was diagnosed with cancer and underwent vigorous treatment to kill the tumor. The year I gained a sister because my brother got married. The year I found out I am becoming an aunt again. The year my entire family came in to see me for a fantastic… Keep Reading