One of my favorite movies is Mr.Magorium's Wonder Emporium. I love all the wisdom that it has in it. I thought about it today, when I was trying to remind myself that, no matter what happens to me in this life... I need to rise to the challenge! I still have a lot to offer, even though it seems like nothing at times. I realize that isn't true, every one has something to offer and something to rise to.
Today when I went to Physical Therapy, I asked her for information about Lymphodemia, she had lots of information when you get Lymphedemia in the arm or hand, but she was going to have to look and see if there was any for the arm pit and chest wall area. I need to have this information so that I can share it with other survivors. I don't want them going through a week or even a day of wondering if there cancer is back, if they have the same symptoms as I did. Remember...Knowledge is Power!
We also talked about how I need to probably not carry a tote right now. I was sad because we just designed and made these beautiful totes, for survivors to have something to carry their magazines or books in, when they come to treatment. But now I realize that for those of us who have Lymphodemia, that we need to design a much smaller purse that weighs nearly nothing...for us to carry. So be waiting for our next creation. I love the thought that I can know exactly what these women need to help them out during their battle with Cancer. Of course I don't want to have to experience all of the side effects, just so that I can know what to design! :)
So I will leave you with a few more quotes from the movie, I hope that it will remind us all to keep turning the pages of life, keep reading and let the next story begin! Thanks for being such a wonderful chapter in my book of life! Night!
[to Molly, about dying] When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written "He dies." That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with "He dies." And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it's only natural to be sad, but not because of the words "He dies." but because of the life we saw prior to the words.~ Mr. Magorium
[pause, walks over to Molly]
I've lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not asking you to be happy that I must go. I'm only asking that you turn the page, continue reading... and let the next story begin. And if anyone asks what became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple and modest "He died." ~ Mr. Magorium
"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it." ~ Mr. Magorium
"All stories, even the ones we love, must eventually come to an end and when they do, it's only an opportunity for another story to begin." ~ Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector
"We must face tomorrow, whatever it may hold, with determination, joy and bravery " ~Mr. Magorium