Say hello

Would you like to say hello? Comment on my blog, message me here, or send me an email at wishmaymight (at) gmail (dot) com.

 


Planet Earth
The Universe

Wish I May Wish I Might is a blog created by writer, creative director, and citizen of the world, Julie Gordon, to help make the world a safer place to be human.

Thoughts

 

 

The truth.

Julie Gordon

This all started a few years ago. I mean, beyond the real start of all of this which happened long ago. I was 15 when my mother died from metastasized breast cancer. She was 41. Dying at age 80 after a full life is sad. Dying halfway through the adventure is what they call a tragedy. 

When I put this into iPhoto, its face detection system asked me if my mother was me. Welcome to my life. 

When I put this into iPhoto, its face detection system asked me if my mother was me. Welcome to my life. 

So when I say "this all started a few years ago" I mean that I have been waiting for this period of my life for a long time. She was diagnosed at 38. Defying the odds, she lived a few more years, giving my brain this little window during which I compare myself to her more so than ever. At age 15 I didn't understand just how young 41 is. Now, on the precipice of 40, I feel it coursing through my ultra alive bloodstream, booming through my ears with a resounding echo, and piercing my thoughts with precision and fire. Now that I understand my mother more than ever, she isn't here for me to talk to. It's the most painful thing I've had to cope with during my life. So, perhaps foolishly, I thought I'd cope with it here, on the pages of this blog, for all to see. I'm either brave or stupid. Probably both.