Posted 3 months ago

I’m Back!

imageMore to come soon now that my wonderful daughter has gotten my Tumblr account unlocked for me! A SEVEN-YEARS-OF-CHEMO BRAIN is not conducive to remembering passwords, just a heads up in case you ever have to have chemotherapy, may it never be so, my beloveds, may it NEVER be so. 

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

oldmethods:

#homemade #pizza with #fresh #basil

#delicious 

Posted 1 year ago

Rebecca's Be The Match Donor Drive

C’mon, swab, share, donate, in that order, Let’s Save Lives! I NEED you!

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

See you in Brooklyn this Sunday? This can be done by mail, too, just ask!

LET’S SAVE LIVES!, Maybe mine? ;)

Posted 1 year ago

This is a video about my search for a stem cell/bone marrow donor.

My donor was disqualified the day before I was scheduled to begin the transplant.

PLEASE, watch, share and REGISTER. Let’s save some lives!

Posted 1 year ago

Friends of Rebecca Salame - Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

The donor was disqualified at the last minute, please help!

Posted 1 year ago
movingthestill:

Title: SwingArtist: Yunfan Tan

The lovely green, I love you!

movingthestill:

Title: Swing
Artist: Yunfan Tan

The lovely green, I love you!

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

>Yawn!<

Posted 1 year ago

Good morning, I love you!

Posted 1 year ago

This golden pear tomato plant grew by our front gate all spring and summer. I guess someone must have stood there and spat out a seed from the plants we had growing last summer in the side yard!

Today a man was walking by while I snapped this photo and I gave him the sole tomato that was ready to eat. I told him how to preserve the seeds for next year and then how to plant the seeds in a cup or can. He was enchanted by the lovely, tiny and golden, sun colored and pear shaped tomato, and said that he is going to make a point to save and grow all of the seeds for his friends next year. I’m so happy! Our neighbors, master garden planner Bill and his ever so kind hearted wife Dottie, planted the garden for us last summer, during one of my hospital stays, and we had tomatoes all summer! Now other folks will also have tomatoes from their kindness. The effects of kindness never end. Someone said something to me yesterday that mitigated a kindness that was done for me this year, and I realized how fragile some kindnesses can be, if they are not done with a free heart then they can end up not being kindnesses, they can become a burden, or a source of guilt or pain. I do not ever want to do that kind of kindness for anyone. So, please know, anything I have ever done for you, anything, was done freely, and without any kind of attachment, other than affection and support, never ending.

Posted 2 years ago

THE CENTER OF LIFE IS TO LOVE

I am recovering today from yesterday’s surgery, and feeling very sad about my high school chum Adam Jackson’s passing.  I hadn’t spoken with him or seen him in over thirty years, yet his friendly presence in childhood is a constant memory. He seemed to be never anything but kind and happy. 

Now I sit here wondering, did Adam have every happiness as he deserved? How many people he must have touched with his kindness over the years, how is his family coping, are they surrounded in love and support, and, finally, when will we know the meaning of life? 
                                                  WHY?
Why DO we suffer? Why DO we not all get to live long enough to see our grandchildren? Why do people hate each other at all, hurt each other, ever? How can anyone who has ever allow anyone who doesn’t have suffer, even a little? 
I have no money, it is true, I am impoverished and I am far past end stage with this incurable terrible lymphoma, and other cancers, but I have my intelligence and quick ability to learn things, I give my guidance and my mind to others every single day, I give out my card to strangers at the mere thought they may need help of some kind, some day. And I KNOW that I make a difference, I help many, many people whom I have only met once, perhaps, years ago, we keep in touch. 
                            I LOVE YOU AND I WANT TO HELP YOU
I want everyone who sees this note to know that I am available to you personally, in any capacity, anytime. I care for my fellow human beings no matter what, I am intelligent and thoughtful and if you NEED anything, I am available to help you. My contact information is public. Stranger or friend, I am here for you. Pass my information on if you feel someone might need help from a kind, smart and resourceful stranger, EVER. 

DO NOT EVER GO WITHOUT SUPPORT, THERE IS A PERSON WHO CARES, I CARE. YOU ARE WORTHY OF CARE. WE ALL ARE. 
LOVE, REBECCA
Posted 2 years ago