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Author: camparigirl

Trying to make sense of the world and life through food and words.

More beautiful than before

Posted in Life & Love

Reading now the posts I wrote about dealing with breast cancer two (short) years ago, a few things jump out: the willingness to keep my fears at bay through rationalization; the unashamed request for support and a desire to process what was happening through writing. Most of all, though, what transpires is a request not to be seen as a victim, as sick or damaged. I was holding on tightly to the sense of who I believed myself to be.

(5) Things we love..#154

Posted in Things We Love

As I started my morning with a mug of coffee, reading allegations of sexual misconduct by men as varied as Roy Moore, an aspirant US senator, and Louis C.K., I must confess that, now that the floodgates have burst and in the wake of so many women’s bravery, I walk a little taller, I feel a little stronger than before. Have a great weekend.

All we need is…kindness?

Posted in Life & Love

Last week, I nearly choked to death. Not metaphorically – I literally nearly choked to death. But this post is not about my actual experience, as unfortunate as it was; rather, as the friend sitting next to me quickly understood what was going on, told me to get up from my seat and promptly applied the Heimlich maneuver, it’s about what happened afterwards. Or what didn’t happen.

(5) Things we love…#153

Posted in Things We Love

Gone from these virtual pages but not forgotten. Certainly not forgotten by me as we are still in each other’s pockets on a regular basis – sofagirl I mean. She still contributes to this blog when my ideas are mediated through her opinion and by sending me suggestions for this weekly column. She is actually much more active than I am when it comes to scouring the web for the weird and the uplifting. The first three offerings come straight from her laptop. Enjoy your weekend and, if you are in the States, the extra hour of sleep on Sunday.

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