Monthly Archive: December 2015

– I love you

Practice love until you remember that you are love.

— Swami Sai Premananda

I love everyone. Yes, you. Even you, whom I have never met.

That’s what cancer has given me… it’s made me soft in the head. : )

No, seriously. All those things that I thought were so important… guess what… none of them are.


The beginning, the middle, the end… is love.

I love you for your part in the universe.

I’m sorry for any role I’ve played in causing you pain.

Thank you for being you.

I love you, I’m sorry, thank you. Cha cha cha. Dance with me now.


I humbly request that you resolve to live and love every day. Do it for me. I care. I love you.


Gratitude Tour Travels North


The Gratitude Tour continued,  appropriately, through Thanksgiving. IMG_1079 This time I travelled north to Seattle, where it all went down, as I fought the cancer demon down three years ago. If it weren’t for my sister, who took me in and cared for me when I couldn’t use my legs, let alone care for myself, who took me to my daily treatments of chemo and radiation…

If it weren’t for my lovely son, who gave me the overarching reason to live… If it weren’t for all my friends, who gave me so much love and believed in me to defy all odds, even when my own belief in myself wavered from the doctors dire prognostications of imminent death… I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t still be here.




So, my son needed sinus surgery and he IMG_3687could take a week off from work for surgery or for Thanksgiving but not both. So we decided to do both at once. We had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend on the beach and in the forests of the incomparable Olympic peninsula. It was perfect, we took a ferry, stayed in a motel on the beach, and adventured as he was able. What a beautiful place to recover!


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Much love and gratitude to all…