Thursday, March 03, 2011
Above is a picture I took of the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Plaza in Reid Park. The pavilion is constructed of metal panels decorated with intricate floral design cut-outs. At night, the pavilion is lit up and truly shines.
Last week, there was a night where I couldn't sleep. Tossing and turning, I finally decided that the only way I would get any sleep was to go on a walk around the Park. Normally I cut across at the zoo, but when I got to the turn for the zoo, I kept going. I came to the structure, a piece of public art that I've only seen in passing and drew closer. I stood before it, shivering. I cannot tell you if it was due to the cool, desert night air or because recognition dawned on me. The night marked the six month anniversary since I was diagnosed with cancer. I am a cancer survivor.