Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bell and Candle

The bell is for Barry. At 2pm on Feb 18th he rang a bell as he left the Chemo treatment center at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. The bell is rung when you finish your chemo treatments. I read about the bell on Willow and Leslie's blogs. I had not know about Barry before today.
I read the post at about 1:45 pm. Barry invited all of us in blogland who had bells to chime them at 2pm so the sound would go all the way to Japan. Well, by the time I brought the bell inside from out in the workshop shed, it was TWO! I rang. This bell has been in the family for years and once was affixed to a wall outside.


This candle is for Renee who has stage four breast cancer and is now in hospital in Canada. A vigil for Renee and for all who suffer from cancer.

14 comments:

layers said...

such beautiful bells and candles-- so sorry to hear of anyone suffering from cancer.

~Babs said...

That's a beautiful old bell Suki.I also rang my bell for Harry.
And the candle for Renee,,,,it's beautiful, isn't it?
I get very impatient,,,waiting, hoping for cures.I can't help thiniking that in this day and age, we should be able to do better.I guess it's just wishful thinking.

Mary said...

ring them bells and light them candles...all these hearts opening has to be good....thanks!

ALeks said...

Hi Suki,beautiful way of showing your own beautiful soul,
greetings from Holland!

willow said...

Lots of love and hope for Barry and Renee. xx

(I enjoyed seeing your wonderful bell, Suki)

soulbrush said...

here's to a better tomorrow for barry and renee.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Prayers and healing thoughts going to Barry and Renee.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

For all of us - health and well lived lives.

Annie said...

Love and prayers for Barry and Renee. xoxo

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

If hearts love could ease the pain, our friends would be resting now and healing...we can hope for that.

marianne said...

Oh what a sweet post for Renee!
I hop all these bundled possitive thoughts will reach her and will make her feel better!

Kim said...

Suki, you are a dear person indeed! Your bell ringing and candle burning brings back memories of rituals I have done for suffering friends. It never matters where you are in the world these events touch those you care about and those who suffer everywhere in a profound way.

I wish the very best for your friends and send them great hope and less suffering. Your act of bell ringing and candle lighting is a reminder to never give up hope...as difficult as that may be sometimes.

Peace!

Mim said...

Damn cancer.

Not much else to say about it. the candle for Renee is lovely...and she sure needs it.

old pajamas said...

Susan,

I'll see you at the end of the month when you're on Cape Cod.....