Category Archives: Cancer

Kintsugi – the Japanese art of mending with beauty – reblog

Originally posted on fantasticmetastaticme:
I have been considering kintsugi, and how we heal ourselves, we who are no longer whole, and if we can be beautiful and flawed and flawed and beautiful. I have considered my scars, not golden, not…

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Identity, importance of love, Life, Poetry re-blogged, Reality, Uplifting | Tagged | 2 Comments

Ellie — A reblog

Originally posted on reclaiming mei:
*****Trigger/Content Warning***** Child abuse, child’s death from cancer, mention of suicide and self-harm Note: FOO=Family Of Origin First, you’re probably wondering—who is/was Ellie? Ellie* was the daughter of FOO friends, a ten-year-old who died of…

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This November I went to Chicago with my daughter Vanessa to celebrate my son Gabriel’s 26th birthday along with his wife Christina, because we hadn’t been able to be together for it the last six years. September 11th had given … Continue reading

Posted in Breast cancer, bus seating, bi-racial, interbeing, unusual times, Ruth Reilly | 1 Comment