Tea and Conversation 16: Cancer

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Today in my meditation I’m thinking about Eternal Curse and Full Moon, and I’m writing about: Why cancer?

I’m sure, for those of you who’ve been around for a while, you’ve heard about Abraham’s story and know that I’ve recently been involved in raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Well, I’m at it again, even though I’ve toned it down quite a bit. In my new story, It’s Like the Full Moon, another character is laid to rest by the hands of cancer.

When I originally wrote Eternal Curse and decided to inflict one of the characters with cancer, I did so because I knew that it was an affliction most readers would immediately be able to identify with. It wasn’t until much later that I realized just how much my life had actually been impacted by the disease. Then just after the release of Eternal Curse, I lost someone to cancer and my whole world was turned inside out. It hit me hard.

I didn’t realize before then that I had managed to push aside feelings of sadness and grief for others and had been able to look away and hid away the hurt. I didn’t realize just how much I had been influenced by all the instances of loss until I experienced it for myself. I understood then that cancer had, and would probably again, find its way into my writing.

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

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