A WordPress friend informed me last night that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which has spread. Her oncologist will give her a surgery date on Tuesday. Subsequent treatment (chemo, radiation, etc.) will be determined after the surgery.
She is in a state of fear and disbelief, and as she wrote to me, she is “working on getting her ducks in a row before Tuesday’s doctor visit.”
She is, of course, as I wrote to her, at the forefront of my thoughts.
Beyond my concern for her, I’m left feeling humbled that she would think to contact me personally with such personal information. Who am I to her beyond a bodiless blogger on the other side of the world?
Friends – don’t ever deem online interactions lesser.
workweek upon me unexpectedly warm morn autumn chill delayed
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!