Just Maybe I Can Do This Again…

No pictures, no promises, just a few words to see where I get, how it feels after so long. Everything is out of date. I am many versions behind in WordPress, and Headway, and plugins oh my! But, that is not the point. I miss writing. I miss writing, to you.

I do write in a handwritten journal, but it is not the same now. The way I write has changed, I write to a reader, I tell my stories, loathsome or divine. Maybe, just maybe that matters. I know it does to me. So I am giving it another go. I have a new camera, and a new writing device. I am armed and very gratefully so. It has not been easy.

For today I think that will do. A few words on the tablet, like getting my toes wet in the ocean for the first time of the year. A bit of a shock, but a welcome comfort in the end. The sea and my pen, friend or foe on any given day! Life with cancer as uncertain as it gets, why not write about it?

From the Heart,

Gwyn

Happy Saint Valentines Day

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Getting My Vision Back

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange Thank You Steve!

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Rock Being By the Pond

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Someone Give Me a Hand

  Whoa I almost forgot. I promised to post good news today. Good timing as usual, to get active and inspired as the holidays encroach. I don’t do a lot for the season of shopping, yet it seems the general craziness out there affects me regardless. Holidays aside I do have a lot to do!…

Clearing the Confessional or Ringing in a New Year?

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When Your Brain Takes a Break…

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Lucky Lucy: A Story of Hope

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Time Flies When It Is Not Standing Still

It was two whole months on Wednesday since my back surgery. It was also seven whole months since I first heard the word Cancer in relation to my life. Seven months I have lived with this, and I can say it has been a tediously long seven months at the same time as it has…