This young woman is dealing with cancer in a different way than some others in the same circumstances. Here’s hoping everything turns out great.
This time last year I was in the middle of four months of chemotherapy treatments. I was bald as an egg and was planning a double mastectomy.
My how things have changed.
I heard a song in the car this morning that was new to me. I had no idea who it was or the name of the song so I was driving and trying to write as many words as I could remember on a scrap of paper. I tried searching for it when I got to the office to no avail. Finally I e-mailed the radio station and they sent me a note back saying that it was Ben Sollee – Only a Song (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket). I can’t find a video or any way to embed this song so PLEASE click here and you can hear the song. The lyrics are so beautifully tied to this day. Here’s a piece
I wouldn’t make a sound if I wasn’t so angry
I wouldn’t be running if there wasn’t so far to go
I wouldn’t keep on if there wasn’t something worth keeping
I want to believe the mountain can be moved
But this is only a song
It can’t change the world
But why try? Why even sing at all?
… There is beauty in freedom and folks like me
Came over on boats, flew in on planes, crawled under fences and fought wars to find some unity