One bird at a time

“I gazed at the blank paper on my easel, listening to the birds outside my window. Sometimes it was that moment just before I put brush to canvas that was hardest. Besides, this was an important painting, a gift for people who had helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. It had to be exactly right to show them how I felt.

I’d been diagnosed with breast cancer a few months before and it changed my whole life. There was so much to go through: consultations, surgery, radiation. My husband, Ed, was totally supportive, but he couldn’t always stay beside me during my treatment. Even my friend Kim, a breast cancer survivor herself who called me every day, felt very far away in Florida…….”

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