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#Sundaystills Touched by Pink

Touched by cancer

It’s not a gentle caress

Touched by cancer

How we wish it wasn’t so

Touched by cancer

It’s a rough journey

Touched by cancer

How we wish for control

4 of the 7 women featured in the picture above have battled cancer. Which means we have all been touched by cancer. There’s not a titch of pink in that photo or the text above (although I finally succeeded in changing the font colour) even though this is a pink challenge… I got derailed in my head by October being breast cancer month and thinking about the friends I have lost to it and the friends who are battling it. I’ve blogged about cancer many times as it’s had a significant impact in my life even though I and my other half have escaped it so far.

Then I decided to finish up the post by getting creative and finding some pink photos in the archives. Ones that speak to the richness of life and the gifts from the heart. Ones that met the challenge and fill up my heart.

Caring friends

Home grown food

Sunrise sunset

Rural life delight

Little girl times

Creative finds

Many thanks to Terri over at https://secondwindleisure.com/2021/10/17/sunday-stills-the-pink-side-of-october/ for hosting and for moving me outside my comfort zone. I’m not a “pink” girl, never have been never will be, so this was indeed a challenge.

Bernie

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I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

19 thoughts on “#Sundaystills Touched by Pink

  1. I love your take on this prompt BernieLynne and feel for you with so many friends suffering from breast cancer. That group photo is poignant and so beautiful.

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    1. In our group photo 2 of the 4 have/had breast cancer. The other two had bowel cancer. The numbers of cancer are rampant around the developed world and one has to look at a cross section of life to figure out why. The photo wasn’t quite how my friend envisioned it but I LOVE it. Thanks for stopping in and engaging here. Take care. Bernie

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    1. Thanks Kirsten. Appreciate your reading. I can not seem to get into your blog. Would you be so kind as to put a direct link as a response here? It just won’t let me in.

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    1. Ah thanks Ally – that’s such a high compliment coming from a blogger like you who really connects with people. Cancer, unfortunately, doesn’t always a hopeful outcome and that can be hard to accept. We must all do our bit to raise awareness and encourage regular health checkups as a starter.
      Thanks for stopping in and commenting, nice to see you back in the blogging world. Take care. Bernie

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    1. The friendship certainly speaks to the beauty of life and the cancer — we try to find the silver linings rather than focusing on the potential outcomes. Imagine 4 out of 7 women — it seems like an unbelievable number but the last Canadian statistic I read said one in two people will develop cancer over the next decade. That is scary. It’s almost always a hard journey. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment. Take care. Bernie

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    1. Thanks Jane. As I said to someone else my life has been touched so many times by cancer and mental health that I want to highlight what changes we can make and now we can support each other. Thanks for stopping in and “supporting” my writing habit Jane. Take care. Bernie

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  2. I’m glad that regardless of the pink theme for color, you shared your heart and experience with breast cancer. It indeed touches all of our lives in varying degrees, Bernie. Any contribution we can make, large or small, in the way of a humble blog post, may give hope to someone. The image of the little girl wearing pink, on her sled with the old faithful dog nearby, is poignant. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

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    1. Terri, yes we all need to do what we can to raise awareness. For many years I have done the CIBC Run for the Cure along with my soccer team as one of our team mates fought and won against breast cancer. I did go back in and edit the picture in Canva (then couldn’t get it to save so ended up using a screen shot of it) so it had a ring of pink around it. Which is kind of fitting as it’s a tight circle of friends. The little girl (my granddaughter) has very few pink clothes but she does have this pink jacket. The dog loves her and used to spend a lot of time following her around. I would love to have included a photo of my grandson to play “fair’ but pretty sure he doesn’t have any pink clothing! Thanks for hosting and for the lovely comment. Take care. Bernie

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    1. Allan, I am so sorry for your loss. One wonders if some of the advancements in the cancer field would have made any difference. But still too many women die of it now. Thanks for reading and appreciating my tribute; which wasn’t very pink but it did hit the mark in regards to breast cancer awareness month. Take care. Bernie

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    1. Thanks so much Donna. As a nurse I am passionate about orthopedics and especially the trauma aspect of it. But I’ve been involved a lot more on a personal level with cancer and mental health. And I think that shows in my blog posts (if I had the time and energy to do a search). As always I truly appreciate your support in my writing.

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