In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I post a blog each day with a reflection about breast cancer. The reflections all stem from something in the play. (All quotes are from lines in the play).
Day 22 Our Song: Our song is “Unchained Melody” – we fell in love with it the first time we saw the movie Ghost. I think the orchestra is playing that song.” The Actual Dance
The ritual of dancing with the person you love most in the world in The Ballroom with the Orchestra includes the orchestra playing the song of your heart and of your life. Our song – Susan and my song – was (and is) Unchained Melody I can remember listening to that song over and over again “in the real world” as the days of our treatment became darker. I remember too the evening I called into our favorite radio station and asked them to play Unchained Melody at 11 p.m. (our normal bed time) each and every night until it was all over – one way or the other. Not possible the DJ said, just one time. Just tonight. At 11 p.m. he announced a special dedication: “Sam and his wife are going through a tough time right now and he wanted to dedicate Unchained Melody to her.” (This quote is not from the play.) We laid in bed touching and listened. “Oh, my love, my darling I've hungered for your touch…"
Stat of the Day: In a breast cancer model in mice, Therapeutic Touch had no significant effect on primary tumor size but significantly decreased metastasis.
Task of the Day: Touch someone today – I mean physically touch them. Someone you love or who you know is in need of love. A simple touch is an enormously powerful statement and comfort – not just for the person you touch, for you too!
Resource of the Day: Check out this great article on “The Power of Touch”
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