detail of sculpture, ceramic

I have been in touch with a consultant regarding my blog because I want to make it a truth oasis.

It has always been my intention to steer clear of dipping into the self-serving nature

Of most of the blog activity I experience out there.

She asked me what I give to my precious readers.

It is THE question because

We all spend any extra time and energy on those things we consider

Will up the quality of our lives in some way.


I wondered:

WHAT IS IT that I offer here, on this site?

My sense is that some of you visit me because I tell my truth

About scary and shadowy corners

We might prefer to ignore.

If I had to narrow it down to a sentence

The biggest thing I feel I have to offer

Is my natural knowing

That a shift in one’s perspective

Changes that reality

We thought was carved in stone.

I’m not interested in denial.

Just ‘repurposing’ really…

I actually try to get up and see what is there for me

And tell you about it

Without editing too much

So what you read has the fragrance of honesty

And it stands there

Pretty naked.

I have the sense that you keep coming back to visit me

Because of what it takes to say something true.

Is that right?

Because I would like to know

If you can tell me,

I’d really like to know.

xxxx me


8 Responses to “Perspective”

  1. Elisa on February 10th, 2011

    Your truth is a universal truth and the particular facts may differ
    but the bottom line is the same for all of us.
    Thank you for taking the time to share and making me think!

  2. Pam on February 10th, 2011

    I read your blog because I like to witness your journey and hear your truth and experience as you work hard to remain present in the moment.
    I think that there is universal truth and we all as humans are on our own individual paths but it is so interesting to notice how we all tackle, integrate (or not) and consider what appears to be common denominators in our earthly existence.
    I believe artists are mystics and I see you integrating the mystical realm with the human existence of a daily life.

  3. Laura Hegfield on February 10th, 2011

    yes your honesty…authenticity, might be a better word here, your ability to see the BIG picture and the blessings mixed in with the struggles. Your wisdom. I guess I identify with you on multiple levels…plus, I just like you…I mean I can totally imagine hanging out if we didn’t live so far apart. Hope that helps.

  4. Carmen A. on February 10th, 2011

    I think of your blog as an epic poem of life with MS. You share with others what we, ourselves, often feel, seldom say, and perhaps never write. For your courage and creativity, I thank you.

  5. sherri on February 10th, 2011

    honesty… your truth…your journey

    as a fellow MSer, it’s something i look for… truth…

    we can get fiction anywhere

    takes guts to write truth….

    i read your blog because it is reality, it is not some medical drama that is penned for entertainment value…

    truth… your truth… that is my vote

  6. Muff on February 11th, 2011

    I enjoy the poetic quality of your writing — and as so many others have already said — your honesty!

  7. gerry harty on February 11th, 2011

    Cathy…I want to apologize for not responding more often!!! I check your site at least 3 times a day!!! Your absolute honesty is astounding to me.So raw and so human!!! It leaves me speechless.I do not have MS…but I am an RN ,71 years old,in good health and i have 3 daughters your age,born a year apart.I tell them about you all time!!! I am also an artist.I had the privilege of meeting you at your show at Deloney Newkirk years ago.Seeing your art totally changed my style of painting!!!I came away from Santa Fe after 2 years with you as my biggest influence!!! As great as your paintings are…your writing is far superior!!!…keep accepting all the help that comes your way.A friend of mine,20 years younger told me he always accepted help from people even if it slowed him down because it made them feel good about themselves…love you girlfriend xoxo

  8. Carol S. on February 12th, 2011

    I like your poetic writing style, and wonderful imagery it creates for me. I see a theme in your blog…of overcoming physical and mental obstacles. Things like a coffee spilled in your purse stick with me, to not let the little things get me down. The beautiful artwork accompanying each post is nice. Your video was the first thing I saw after stumbling over here from Rose E. blog, which completely captivated me and made me want to read more. Keep going Cathy, you’re doing good.

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