Tuesday, January 3, 2012

In the midst of decay, Life.

I love old barns...and I hate to see them fall or be torn down.  I do enjoy photographing them and am often taken by the contrast between decay and growing things....

I admit, I've been really thrown for a loop in the last couple of weeks....something that cancer survivors (especially metavivors) do often.  Today, Robert Gunn published the following in his newsletter for artists, and I think it is worthwhile to focus on.

"During the past year, Canada's Leader of the Opposition, Jack Layton, died of cancer at the age of 61. In his final message Jack said, 'My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.'"

So, allow yourself fearful days, but focus on the hopeful.  It may be difficult, but your life, in the end, will be much more pleasurable...continue the fight...and enjoy the respites.


  1. A fabulous sentiment - thank you for sharing it! Dallis

  2. Thank you for sharing that, Lisa. I think we all forget to look beyond our fears, anger and despair, to be optimistic, show love and be hopeful. It is good to be reminded.... HUGS