In September of 2011 I saw this amazing photo of Chinatown in NYC here on DA from a photographer from New Jersey. I left a comment on his page telling him how much I liked the photo and how it made me look forward to my upcoming visit to the city. He replied and we started a wonderful friendship. We began collaborating together in late 2012 and I have used some of his photos in my collages like The Consummate Tree. This wonderful friendship turned into love! Last Saturday we were married. We are best friends and each day I discover wonderful qualities like generosity, kindness and compassion. Here is the link to my handsome guy nikonkenny.deviantart.com.
I share this with all my friends here not to make you sick but a reminder that it was just three years ago that I was diagnosed with breast cancer, found out my husband was seeing someone else, almost died in botched surgery to insert chemo port in my chest, lost my insurance during my chemo treatments and radiation treatments and lost my home and had to move in with my parents. I don't think I could get any lower and I have to admit during last surgery to clear my lungs of blood and fluid so that I could breathe I prayed to god to let my die. I hoped that I would go to sleep and be done with the pain both emotionally and physically. I didn't of course and will admit days and months following it was like I was a walking void just putting one foot in front of the other with the help of friends and family. It's hard to believe what a difference a year or two can make. This year I found love and I have sold my first fine art piece and got to work on an exciting project with A NYC ad agency which I will elaborate on soon. I also hope to be part of the NYC art expo in April. So my reason for telling this story is don't give up. When things get rough just hang on and wait to see what is around the corner. It could be something really wonderful.