The Big C – I Don’t Want To Die

The Spectrum of Death hovered; his shadow lingered in the far recesses of our mind.  He would step forward from the shadows when we are the most vulnerable.  Choreographing the dance with death, is a mindful acceptance there will be a last dance.  Living with that acceptance will free the patient and their loved ones to embrace each precious moment as if it were their last.

Mom and I talked, then I wheeled her down to the roaring river.  We stopped along the way, and listened, the songbirds were chirping happily as they went about the task of setting up house. I reached up to pick a pussy willow.  The promise of spring filled the air.  We captured the moments, and kept them close to our heart.  This would be a formidable shield against the specter of death..


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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