not cancer(ish) – volume 5

i went to a retreat for young women with breast cancer at commonweal in bolinas this weekend. i learned so much and have so much to share. but that’s for another day, along with more updates on my surgery recovery (going well) and treatment decision-making (getting clarity). in the meantime, there are a few things that struck me last week during my days, and i have another installment of letters and jokes for your pleasure.

a red finch perched on our bamboo, while i was rinsing my breakfast bowl. it’s the first i’ve ever noticed in SF.

driving back from an appointment during our nice weather, within a mile we saw a lady in a purple tutu, a man on a unicycle, and another man on stilts. and they were not together. pretty standard day in SF (and it reminds me that this isn’t a normal city, which is why it’s so wonderful. c’est la vie.).

getting to show my parents a hummingbird perched and singing in our backyard.

an envelope full of drawings and letters from my niece bella’s kindergarten class. where they mostly spelled my name meahgan, said they loved me, and that they “op” I feel better soon. amazing.

a pack of more jokes from middle schoolers:
what did one eye say to the other? something smells in between us.

knock knock. who’s there? doris. doris who? doris open. come on in.

knock knock. who’s there. anita! anita who? anita hug.

knock knock. who’s there? you con. you con who? you con do it!

and finally, giving kindergarteners fruit snacks as a way to buy their love. and get some letters like such.

dear mrs. meaghan,

are you getting pretty better? i’m sad you were in the hospital. is it a good day?

love,

ava

dear mrs. meaghan,

i hope you have a good day. we say prayers for you. thank you for our treats.

love,

aaron

dear mrs. meaghan,

hi mrs. meaghan! i love you and i hope you are getting better today.

love,

samantha

dear mrs. meaghan,

i hope today you feel great! i really feel bad that you had to be in the hospital. thank you for our treats!

love,

olivia

dear mrs. meaghan,

i hope you are out of the hospital and you feel better. i like treats!

love,

nathan

dear mrs. meaghan,

i hope you feel better soon and you get out of the hospital quick.

love,

karleigh

dear mrs. meaghan,

thank you for the good treats, and i hope you feel gooder every day.

love,

matthew

dear mrs. meaghan,

hi, mrs. meaghan! i hope you feeling so much better now. i love the treats!

love,

ashton

dear mrs. meaghan,

always remember that we love you! i wish you would feel better soon.

love,

priya

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