Monday, September 21, 2009

A Moment for Barry...


As all of our members know, Barry gave us some bad news on Saturday about his illness. Since we are a tight community - many of us have followed Barry for a long time - I thought I would post this photo I took while on assignment some time ago to let Barry know that we are all pulling for him. I ran upon it while filing photos (a never ending task), and thought about Barry.

Whatever your faith may be, I know that everyone's thoughts are with Barry, Linda, and their wonderful family in this trying time.

Barry has made us laugh, cry, ponder, amused and amazed us with his talent and most recently, his courage.

"There are more things in heaven and earth..." Barry, I am not one to have a lot of faith in doctors. I was talking to a friend yesterday who told me about his father who was in Hospice. The nurse taking care of him told my friend that he once went to care for an elderly woman who had only a few weeks to live. She went into remission, left Hospice, and lived another ten healthy years.

You are the kind of person who can beat your illness, Barry. Take those hands in the photo and multiply them many times over. They are the hands of your blogging friends wishing you well.

Buddha said, "I am the miracle." Barry, you be the miracle.

Patty

15 comments:

  1. Barry, miracle or no miracle, I want you to know that you are an inspiration to me. You and others like you in our group make me know that anything I give of myself is all worthwhile. Thank you for being you. God bless you.

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  2. Barry has been and will continue to be an inspiration for a long long time. I always look forward to his humor, kindness, and self-effacing wisdom; these are already evident in his post from today, so soon after that bad news! How does he manage that?!! Barry, you are amazing.

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  3. Thinking of Barry and hoping for the very best.

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  4. Barry is a strong person as I keep following his blog ever since I discovered my town shoot out. I pray he will overcome the illness.

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  5. Barry - I live the nightmare that is cancer every day. You know that the odds may be stacked against you but hope, courage, strength & faith are all on your side and those are the things that prevail! Battle On Barry, Battle On!

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  6. Barry,

    Sending you much love, light and prayers ....xxx

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  7. Barry is a warrior, and an inspiration. I'm cheering for you Barry. I'm also sending you prayers and a huge bear hug!

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  8. Barry..you will be in my thoughts and prayers! Hang in there and sending a big gentle hug!! Sarah

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  9. Barry,

    I think of you and Linda all the time, I am on vacation and not going any where.

    There is a song which a New Zealand middle aged woman who sang in South park, Michael Jackson's" Beat it! Beat it!"

    You sing that song every day.

    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin how funky strong is your fighter
    It doesnt matter whos wrong or right
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
    God bless,

    Ann

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  10. "Barry, you be the miracle."--I'm trying Patty.

    But, heck, with a little help from all these friends, a miracle is a sure thing!

    Well, along with a little radiation therapy, chemotherapy, a vegetarian diet, exercise, prayer, meditation, garlic.......

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  11. The garlic will do it, Barry. And that rabbit food will do wonders for you. I know. I have been living on it for 30 years.

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  12. Amen!

    Barry and Linda are amazing people and they have touched my life in such a positive way and for that I am ever thankfulx

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