Saturday, January 31, 2009

Being afraid.
Yesterday's blog post generated quite a bit of email and controversy. I am quite interested in how I personally deal with fear. And so, I study fear wherever I find it.

In the movie, "Moonstruck", Rose wonders why her husband Cosmo cheats on her. She asks many people for their opinion. Rose comes to the conclusion that men cheat because they fear death. Hmmmmm?

Quote from Moonstruck:
Rose: I just want you to know no matter what you do, you're gonna die, just like everybody else.
Cosmo Castorini: Thank you, Rose.

I love that movie!!!

Fear, or the way that we deal with fear, may change things that we do. Can change the direction of our life! In Februay, 2003, on the very day that I bought MsTioga, I had an appointment with my cancer doctor. My doctor told me that my cancer [Non-Hodgkins lymphoma] was in remission. The doctor had a 5-year plan for me including quarterly tests in Kaiser Hospital.

I had other plans, however. Plans made at my cancer support group while watching my support group members wither and die, their chemotherapy having failed.

I told my doctor, "This very day I am going to buy an RV which I will fix up to be my fulltime home. When it comes time for the first test of your plan, I might be thousands of miles away, perhaps in Montana!"

That is just what happened. And that is why I am typing this blog post to you today!
On the beach at Matanchen, Mexico.





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