Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WHEN WRITERS AID WRITERS, coming through their wry ~ By Absolutely*Kate for all sparks

YOU'VE HAD YOUR FIRST LESSON IN LEARNIN' THE BLUES   ~ photo ala rudolfo elias
WHEN WRITERS AID WRITERS,
coming through their wry

By ~ Absolutely*Kate for all sparks

Hey. Straight out. Our next showcased writer under spotlights AT THE BIJOU has style, talent and after she wrote and sent the following story, "TOYS" through a dark night, she discovered she has a cancer fight. We won't give that crappy c-word any more power over her, as she's fighting cool and she's going to conquer, classy.  The spark in so many writers I know and you know have known it too ~ that when troubles come'round, having it tough is certainly having too much a share of enough. 

By day, Ryn Cricket is a wise teacher. She taught me what she taught this day:

RYN: "I thought about saying the C-word, or never addressing like Voldmort, but I'm taking the Harry Potter path on that. I'm comfortable talking about this.  I've had to tell six classes today, and I don't feel like crying about it anymore.  --Not saying the feeling won't come back. I think work must have been good for me, because i feel a lot more chipper than yesterday! Thank you so much Kate!"

Absolutely*Kate:  Ryn ~ What's going on? The prognosis? Your spirit? The goodness around you? Treatment options? Your inner core? Feel my energies swirl across Rte 80 into our Ohio'lands and then N to that place by Lake Erie. OK to run your story and let folks know to likewise pour the strength of good/great/grand energies your way? It's what I figgered I could do . . . for now. But I'm there, bolstering you to do Everything You Can Which Makes You Feel SuperGood About You.

RYN: "Kate! Thanks, I look forward to it. The prognosis is that I have a long road ahead of me.  I haven't been able to eat much for a week.  The cancer was in my tonsils, throat and neck, so I had a tonsillectomy. --That sucks at 41!  Well pretty much all of this sucks right now, doesn't it?  My doctor suggested milkshakes today.  That works.  On the 8th, we set-up my chemo/radiation plan. I'll know more after that.  My parents have been extremely helpful.  We're being taken care of by them well.  I guess my inner core is somewhere between angry and desperate.  I hadn't thought about it, but that's about where I am. The story "TOYS" was the first thing I had written in a long while, and it was before the whole cancer surprise.  I am going to get a flowering plant to show I believe in myself though.  Thanks for the idea."


By all sparks, Ryn Cricket is a wise writer. She taught me what she thought this day:

Absolutely*Kate:  Ryn thanks for filling us in ... I've been concerned. We'll rally 'round each step of going forward ... There's nothing like a warm rush of positives for kickin' back the crap/crud which comes at you. Fellow writers know sparks and have several helpings of wry before breakfast and coffee. They can dish it out to keep cheer in high gear. But first ... tell me will you, of WHY TO YOU, writing in the writing*world we've stepped into matters the more at times of aggravation in life's churnings? Thanks dear lady ... and may there be parts of each day that embrace you. Open your eyes to who is helping and showing up and you may very well come through this with a slew of new meaningful people who are lifelong keepers. Surprisingly, I did.
 
RYN: "I think writing for me is like an ache -- in a good way.  Maybe like a runner aches to run.  Usually, a character starts talking to me, name first, and gives me an inkling of direction.  And usually, it's at an inopportune time like when I'm driving or in the bathtub.  But they stay with me until I have a enough time to sit down and let them talk.  My favorite part, I have to admit, is that I'm always surprised by the ending.  It always ends in a way never expected.  I think right now, with all this chaos going on on my life, it grounds me." 

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FOLLOWING ~ IS ~ "TOYS"
RYN'S LATEST TALE. 


RYN MISHA CRICKET CAN BE FURTHER ESSENCED AT HER BLOG, Katherynpeace, FURTHER CHEERED ON FACEBOOK OR  FURTHER INSPIRED THROUGH HER E'MAIL.


LET'S SPARK AS WRITERS DO
AND HELP HER WRY ~ SMILE 
THROUGH HER FEAR AND SORROW, 

WRITER SPARKS ARE EVERYTHING  ~ photo by cecl
S H A L L   W E ?



7 comments:

Salvatore Buttaci said...

Ryn, I am sorry to learn of your cancer and I just wanted to write and tell you to keep your chin up and trust God with all you've got. I have had, and overcome, cancer three times! Trust God. Sharon and I will keep you on a huge prayer list.

Sal Buttaci

ABSOLUTELY*KATE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ said...

Godfather Sal has spoken and we're so blessed when he does. I'm thinkin' his Mother is smilin' pretty major his way, knowin' he's such a nice'a ragazzo!

Like Glinda says, you always have it in you ... the power ... you go, girl.

~ with gusto,
Absolutely*Kate

Jeanette Cheezum said...

Ryn, I'm so sorry to hear that the UGLY "C" has invaded your body. God, I wish they would find and release the cure for it. Bless you and you are in my list of people to talk to the big guy about.

xoxo

Allie said...

I think you have the right attitude -- and a brave one -- in taking it head-on Harry style. It is shocking that someone so young could be so susceptible to biology's cruel pace. To hear of this about you is like watching my tulips wither before spring has sprung. Do come back to sprout another season, cuz. Hey, Sal, how do we get on your list? I think you're the lucky penny we all need.

Ryn Cricket said...

Thank you! Each of you. I really, really appreciate your well-wishes, positive energy, encouragement, and prayers. I have to say it was quite a shock last Wednesday when the doctor told me it wasn't an infection, but cancer. I'm not sure how much I processed it. It's kind of been the year from hell for me. But I also really appreciate Kate so much and her encouragement and her wonderful platform for expression. I don't think I would be nearly as grounded if I couldn't write!

Matthew S. Magda said...

Ryn,

As a teacher and writer you have a strong sense of purpose and meaning in your life. That is the spirit and life force that will sustain you and lead--as you write and teach--to your transcendence over that cancer.

Matt

estrella05azul said...

This was absolutely wonderful Kate and Ryn, sending healing thoughts and positive energy!

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