Month: July 2014

The Healing Power of Art

Once he was well, Jack would say repeatedly that beauty was one of the most important ingredients of his healing. Whenever we travelled, we always made sure to go to the local art museum. It was while he was receiving treatment at the Janker Klinik in Bonn, Germany, that he developed the plan to open an art gallery some day, and several years later he did.

Tule Fog painting by Leach~Werner Studio

The Blessings of Cancer

As my fingertips explore your body they encounter the long white remnants of the surgeon’s knife. One extending from neck to navel has almost faded away. (I didn’t know that scars could disappear.) The round one that held the failed feeding tube is still there. The gash that stretches from shoulder blade to ribs looks …

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