The Last Post
We're grateful to have had time with Suvanna to say what needed to be said.
We said our final goodbye to her today.
Lots of love to the San Francisco Buddhist Community and all who knew our sister.
Kathy, Paulette, and Laura
Summer Retreat Sunset
|Another pic of me and mo|
"Breast cancer, I can now report, did not make me prettier or stronger, more feminine or spiritual. What it gave me, if you want to call this a 'gift,' was a very personal, agonizing encounter with an ideological force in American culture that I had not been aware of before — one that encourages us to deny reality, submit cheerfully to misfortune and blame only ourselves for our fate."
"A gift is something you want to share.
"Something you want to give to someone else.
"Something [about which] you say 'Next time I need to give a special gift to show someone I care, this is what I want to give.'
"Cancer is not that thing.
"The words we use to describe illness, death, and emotion are important — we should choose them carefully."
|Padmadharini, Singhashri, Hridayashri, myself|
|Laura, Jules, Lisa|
|Morning pills, hope the dye they use isn't carcinogenic...|
|Something to do. There's a moustache of normal hair|
you can see the five o'clock shadow of on my neck.
Wonder when hair will grow back?
|Kathy and Paris making way for new bed|
|Putting together Tania's massage table|
|Sweet sister Laura and Jon|
who left for Fresno on the train yesterday
|Can You Find It?|
Circa 1987 painting of Ronald Reagan,
Laura with laptop,
walking brain sent by Dhammagita
|photo by Dhammarati|
|Dhammarati and I worked on this groovy book |
cover at some point. The photo is from my tent,
on the three month retreat I did in '09.
|Left side of head,|
definitely South America
|I'd like to 'stage' some photos,|
but who's got the energy for that?
|Six days ago - me, dad, Paulette, Kathy and Chris|
|Knives at the ready?|
|Slightly blurry but otherwise |
nice photo of Team Hair
AKA Padmatara and Elaine
|Radiation above the line, |
includes ears and forehead.