This is just a portrait. It is of my friend Melinda who just finished her treatment a couple of weeks ago. I think she looks fabulous. A long time ago I spoke about breast cancer art. Not just the work of the SCAR project but other art as well. Like this portrait of Melinda. Strength and living. The realization of better days ahead, treatment behind.
When we celebrate ourselves and our sisters on this journey, we need to look up and be positive. We are, after all, alive.
Melinda and I spent the day together yesterday junking, antiquing, and barn picking…and being completely and irreverently and unrepentantly sarcastic. And I did not even think about it until she was leaving and she turned to me and said with a laugh “Do you realize we went through the whole day and did not say ‘cancer’ once?”
It’s true. And considering we were two hot flashing survivors wandering around Chester County, PA that was pretty damn cool.
Melinda is one of the friends breast cancer has brought into my life. So see? In the midst of all the negatives exist the positives.
Happy Monday all. On Wednesday November 13, please say a pray in remembrance of my father. He has been gone 8 years. I feel like I have lived a few lifetimes since then.