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"Power lines, my travlin' partner on this ride. Dripping, pulling - up and down, in this sing song, their lullaby blends with the swaying train. I curl myself into this journey; folding myself up into this pocket of time. Old familiars greet me - that swing set in the back yard, the ruins of an old church covered in new birth and old - mixed with unremembered newness." Journal Entry, October 13, 2005~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~All words are copyrighted by GoGo on a Page/gogoroku.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

...and the answer is

It’s a cool day. The clouds arch the entire sky a luminescent charcoal from the sun hiding behind. Trees still hang heavy with burnt crimson, marigold, and golden leaves though the wind has done her very best to release them from their perch. There is this overwhelming sense of grey to the day with color sown in patches. It’s that time of the season when everything feels internal – warmth, good moods, and color.
I went to all my doctors appointments, followed-up with tests, and my fear of cancer was nothing more than that – a fear. I do have a nodule swollen and puffy, but it is not big enough to warrant further investigation. If I’ve learned anything from this, it’s that I do appreciate living, even the complicated parts that challenge us to step outside our ever present comfort zones. I wouldn’t trade it in for the great beyond and am very glad I don’t have to wonder about it for the time being. I’m also grateful that I don’t have to share my time with thoughts of cancer. Perhaps that’s the lesson in all of this. If spurred to answer the question, do you appreciate your life as is, I would answer yes.



Blogger sister AE said...

Thankful thoughts for the week of Thanksgiving. I'm glad.

12:31 PM, November 21, 2007  

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