The collage I started this morning.

What I found when I returned.

It’s been raining hard much of the day; I began a “sunny in my imagination” collage for my sanity. Yes, it is late June and the heavy, steel gray seems locked in here once again. Fortunately, I am a visual artist, a type of person that is scary to some people, but I digress. Being a visual artist, I can create all sorts of lovely, sunny places on the canvas or paper. When that rain hovers and lands, I relax and go to my happy, “sunny Seattle” place. (I think this activity kills cancer cells.)

Today, I visited a friend, Suzi, who has recently had knee surgery, and I brought her several plant-based salads, and we caught up on all the news. While I was gone, my grandson, who is visiting with his family, must have gotten the urge to do some collage. I found a sailboat with bright orange arches over it on my kitchen table when I returned from Suzi’s. My morning collage looked rather disheveled. No matter. I am happy my grandson was making art.

As I was thinking about rain being married to Seattle, it reminded me of my latest reading on cancer. My dad recently sent me a copy of “Knockout” by Suzanne Somers. Suzanne has successfully fought breast cancer through non-conventional means. In the book, she interviews a number of oncologists who are using non-conventional means to kill cancer quite successfully.

One fact that stood out is this: cancer cells have many, many receptors for sugar. Sugar feeds cancer cells. Those cells just get bigger and fatter with sugar – simple sugar in all its modern American forms. Think high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, bees that are fed white sugar water to make honey, all the fake sugars in all the diet stuff, etc. (This confirmed other reading on the sugar/cancer affair.)

Sugar and cancer, rain and Seattle. Don’t pass me the cookies.

He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. Psalm 72:6

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