Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Courage

Courage

I, like many in our little art community, have been rocked by the recent breast cancer diagnosis our dear friend Tracey Fletcher King received some weeks ago.   I have been honored by my friendship with Tracey over the years, and inspired by her wit, humor, beauty, and creativity.

Courage

Tracey is currently at war with this terrible disease, and so much of my heart is at war with her.  I think about her every day and I send all my strength to her and her family. 

Courage

Tracey is a strong, powerful, brave woman and I know she will come through the next few months having shed lots of layers, cried many tears, and in awe of her own strength and grace.  She has insurmountable courage, as do so many women who have gone down this path before her. 

Courage  

But in reality this battle is something that has been forced upon her. It is not her willingness to go into battle against cancer than is inspiring, in this she has no choice.  It is her courage to face this monster with grace, dignity, and humour.  It is her honesty and control in the face of such debilitating fear that I honor.  It is her loving and caring heart that remains unchanged, her intellect, her elegance, and her commitment to her family that are truly amazing. 

Courage

Tracey Fletcher King is a hero, and I honor her.

Courage

Please keep Tracey and her family in your thoughts.
Thanks for checking in xx