Collaging with Cancer : Celebrating Life
Collaging with Cancer #8
By Anne Marie Bennett
On my recent journey with cancer, the leaden feeling of hopelessness often blocked out any appreciation of life.
I found the background image for this card in a magazine ad for something or other. I can’t remember now. What I do remember is the amazing feeling of HOPE which arose in me as soon as I saw that bright pink and yellow flower rising up out of the vase of dead blooms.
I didn’t have to look far to find an image of a young woman, bursting with life and vitality, and I quickly glued her onto the background. I smiled every time I saw this card, and embraced the very real sense of hope that its message gave to me as I recovered from my cancer surgery and moved on my journey towards chemo treatments.
When I journaled with the images on this card, here is what they said to me:
Who are you?
I Am the One Who says, “Behold, I bring you good tidings of aliveness and well-being.”
What do you have to give me?
What do you want from me?
Journaling with this card was by no means the end of its message and meaning for me. It remains in my SoulCollage® deck as a testimony to the bright essence of hope which I continue to need as I thrive on my post-cancer journey. •
© 2013 Anne Marie Bennett. All rights reserved.
About Anne Marie Bennett
Anne Marie Bennett is a published author, self-taught artist, and SoulCollage® Facilitator/Trainer with a website dedicated to helping women with any kind of cancer stay connected to Self, Others, and Spirit. More