Monday, July 21, 2008

The Gift of Gab

Sometimes gifts aren't just for happy times. That being said, a gift during a difficult time in someone's life has amazing powers. Today's gift of gab quote is:
We can be at a loss for what to say when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer. The Cancer Poetry Project offers the words we want to say. A single poem - heart rending, fearful, raging, beautiful, grotesque, even hilarious - lets us know we're not alone in dealing with cancer. This was the idea that launched The Cancer Poetry Project and drew more than 1200 submissions from published poets, first-time poets and everyone in between. The award winning result is a national anthology of 140 poems, plus the story and people behind each one. This book is a moving gift for anyone affected by cancer: the newly diagnosed, the survivor, the partner, the parent, the child, the sibling, the caregiver, and the friend. A gift can have amazing power when it is a show of support.

1 comment:

Krissy said...

This is really interesting- I am bookmarking it just in case the unfortunate happens to someone. It's a nice thought.