Friday, April 9, 2010
The Fragility of Us All
Anyway...these are my thoughts today after driving my neighbor friend to her chemotherapy appointment. Her story is that she is a loving wife and mother to her adopted five-year-old son, and she has cancer. She has a very aggressive form of cancer, as I am so reminded by the portable chemotherapy machine which every few seconds make a static-grinding noise as it drips into her body while I drive. Her strength and attitude are heart-warming. She is destined to beat this horrible disease all the while knowing it is in her brain and many other organs of her body. Her feelings of devastation are held at bay by her choice to be optimistic. I am blessed to be asked to assist from time to time with taking care of her needs. I will never know what it is she is feeling, I can only imagine...I can only try to help. My attitude is: If one is not suffering, help one that is; If one is not poor, be generous to those that are; If one is not homeless, help those that are; and the list goes on.
The recipe for today is titled "Sicilian Grilled Chicken"--we all know that the Sicilians are famous for their strength, albeit perhaps the "organized" strength if you know what I mean...ha ha ha (Joke...just kidding..really, Tony Soprano, I am just jokin'... fugetta bout it)!
Sicilian Grilled Chicken (from: www.amorebrand.com)
1/4 cups almonds