Friday, July 24, 2009

Dedicated ...

... to Barry and Russ

There was an amazing and extremely touching dance on So You Think You Can Dance this week. It was a tribute to and reflection upon a battle with cancer. In this particular case it was breast cancer, but where this miserable disease occursin one's body is surely beside the point.

I can't embed this video, but I can send you to the site where you can view it (just scroll down).

Barry is a wonderful blogger who is waging a courageous battle against cancer and hopefully winning the fight. If you folks haven't read An Explorer's View of Life, you need to amend that right now.

Russ, I have met once, and will likely never meet again. He won't know that I am dedicating this to him, but that doesn't matter. I jammed with him the other day and would never have dreamt from his spirit and demeanour that he was battling cancer. I was only told about his struggle later.

Here's the link to the video once again: http://shrunklink.com/cuaa

Update: Apparently, I can embed it. I just had to watch it to the end in order to find that option.

8 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Thank you A/C I got it on my sidebar too. I appreciate the gesture of sympathy.
QMM

Donna said...

Oh my...I Did make it through the clip but not without crying..I lost it when she flew to his arms with complete abandon and trust...and he didn't let her down...he was there...poetry.
There are So many that are left to suffer this dragon, alone.
Thanks Ac for this "dance of love"...hughugs

Ruth said...

I have never watched this show, but agree this dance is beautiful and powerful in its presentation. Thanks for the link to Barry's blog.

ChrisB said...

That was beautifully danced and very touching.

Barry said...

Thank you Anvil. That was very powerful and touching.

And beautiful.

I was very moved.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I am visiting from Barry's site - a person I have come to adore and respect, even though we've not yet met face-to-face . . . what a touching video...lovely....

Linda said...

I cried when i watched it the other night. It was so moving....... the trust involved and the precision dancing of the ballerina. So beautiful! Thank you for thinking of Barry's struggle. It is difficult during this garbage strike and all of this rain to look for rays of sunshine. How very thoughtful to send us some.=D

J9 said...

Wow, Thank-you for posting such an important work, and dedicationg it to those currently sfighting.
Thank-you!