Tag Archives: cancer

Living with Elephants… #cancer

My neighbour stood six feet back from the doorstep to collect the heavy box that I had been babysitting since its delivery. His eyes were fixed on the headscarf I use to cover my baldness. “We’ve heard you have cancer?” … Continue reading

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Out of control..? #cancer

“’Roid rage?” my son had asked. I had not been in the best of moods, and the steroids did have something to do with the general edginess that morning… although I am inclined, myself, to just lay the blame squarely … Continue reading

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Borrowed Wings… again

In 2009, after my son had been stabbed through the brain and left for dead in a coma, I was writing daily updates for all those around the world who were sending their love and prayers for his recovery. There … Continue reading

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Passages of Time ~ Sascha Darlington #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a secluded corner, with calm water reflecting the green leaves of summer . Passages of Time It’s late July. The spring-fed pond wrinkles around the edges, fissures forming where the ground parches. I’ve … Continue reading

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Elusive Realities: Lynda McKinney Lambert – A Visitation from Butterflies

When I see a butterfly in a summer field, it brings back a specific memory. The impressions are as vivid as they were nine years ago, when I witnessed something miraculous! My rare observation was not in warm weather, nor … Continue reading

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Feather – Leah Bracknell

Reblogged from Leah Bracknell at Something beginning with C: Don’t take away my hope, it isn’t yours to steal Stop right there Drop it! Back away Slowly Keep your hands where I can see them. Don’t take away my hope with … Continue reading

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Death and the Elephant – Leah Bracknell

According to statistics from Cancer Research UK, there are almost a thousand new cases diagnosed each day and half of us will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during our lifetimes. Medical and surgical advances now ensure that, of … Continue reading

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When No One’s Looking – a poem by Leah Bracknell

Reblogged from Something Beginning with C: You came to me last night as you promised you would Under cloak of night a million blinking night sky eyes like fire flies bearing witness to our secret rendezvous Continue reading at Something … Continue reading

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Guest author: Karen Ingalls – Reverence, Forgiveness, and Butterflies

Albert Schweitzer had a profound influence on me after I read about him and his remarkable work. His philosophy of Reverence for Life filled me as a teenager with fervor to also have great respect, love, and kindness to all … Continue reading

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The Benefits of facing a Challenge – Leah Bracknell

Reblogged from Something beginning with C: As if life were not currently challenging enough, someone in their wisdom, namely myself, decided that more challenge was required. “Why not organise a talk?” I said to no one but myself. Seemed a … Continue reading

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