I absolutely love this photo of a flower I took. Why? Well, it’s a complex answer…
After a very important and informative appointment with medical staff at the Kingston hospital, I stumbled upon this stunning flower on my way to the second meeting, at a different building, for an even more informative appointment.
The news I got at both appointments was not good – namely that my brain cancer was winning the battle against the medication I was taking – but this photo was and is important to me. It helps me remember that my fight for survival is against brain cancer but there are still other wonderful and beautiful things in the world and, for me, those things matter a great deal.
Why do I love it?
Well, in my honest opinion, it doesn’t matter – what matters is that I still think that. I have glioblastoma multiforme, a brain cancer for which they do not (yet) have a cure. I might be losing the battle but I haven’t yet lost – I’m still alive. Until that changes, I’m going to enjoy my life and, oddly, taking photos of flowers is something I deeply enjoy. I’m trying to get better at taking other photos of late but, at the end of the day, I love taking photos of flowers.
And this one, between two very important meetings with awesome medical staff who are helping me fight my battle against glioblastoma, personifies that. Specifically, I love good things more than fixating on bad.
Thus, for me, the most memorable thing about that day is this picture. I absolutely love this photo.
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