|Ever Wonder Who "They" Are?|
We hear it all the time: "they say you shouldn't wear white before Memorial Day" or "they say that chocolate is bad for you". The idea of some universal panel of experts falling under the heading of "they" has always annoyed me. I've never been very good at listening to what "they" say.
I've always heard that "they" said that living a kind and noble life, avoiding excess alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs would result in a long and healthy run at this existence. Wrong again "they". I found out that I have cancer.
I know that there are certain phases that "they" say I will go through to deal with this new curve ball. I am in day three of having this diagnosis. I've already gone through extreme sadness, self-pity, guilt, anger, and utter determination. I'm not sure how many phases there are in all, but I seem to be discovering them at a rapid clip. I'm fairly certain that I will not only find myself dealing with new feelings, but that I will revisit the ones I've been hurtling through. Deal with them I will though. I initially found myself completely paralyzed unable to even form coherent thoughts. Well that sh----- just ain't gonna fly (as my oldest would say)!!
I'm going to follow my crazy thoughts on this blog and post photos of the art that comes out of this experience as long as I can. In the meantime, I am happy to accept any positive thoughts that float out into the universe on my behalf. And as far as "they" are concerned, I'm out! Take your opinions elsewhere :)......................
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Posted by patti at 6:21 PM