POWER OF MUSIC MONDAYS by Allison W. Gryphon The power of music is so vast. I write about it every week because for me its the only comfort and understanding that comes with me everywhere and anywhere. Not Even The King by Alicia Keys is one of those songs that always goes straight to the […]
During my entire cancer battle I carried around a binder with my medical papers and guidelines, notes of encouragement, and any other information I might need. It was both my security blanket and my memory as well as a guide to help others help me. The binder went everywhere I went. Two pictures from the mid-treatment Grammy performance by Melissa Ethridge were on the cover.
by Allison W. Gryphon I grew up on the Fraggles and the Muppets, so the first layer of listening to Count on Me is a hug of nostalgic comfort… and then come the tears. For as distant as my April 2011 cancer diagnosis is now, the feeling of that experience is never far away. I always knew […]Beta Petrol, Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson, Kyle Andrews
by Allison W. Gryphon “I won’t let my soul slide away, I’ll do whatever it takes. Coz this time’s only borrowed.” He gets it. There is nothing more comforting than sitting in your cancer reality, looking at life with an entirely new perspective and then hearing a song that seems to hear what you’re thinking. […]
by Allison W. Gryphon “Don’t you bring me down today.” I remember the first time I heard this song after it all started happening. I was in the car. One natural breast. One carved up from a mastectomy awaiting reconstruction. No hair. A swollen arm in a lymphedema sleeve and glove. Fading energy. Loads of […]
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There is that moment in fighting cancer, when it hits the core of your being. A friend and co-worker recently pointed out to me that, in my fight against cancer, my give a damn is truly busted and then she sent me this song.
by Allison W. Gryphon “The air’s so heavy, it could drown a butterfly, if it flew too high.” Going through chemo, music was a life raft for me. Not far into treatment, I was introduced to the song Falling and Flying by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. It was an instant connection. I felt understood. […]
Power of Music Mondays by Allison W. Gryphon “Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic.” Cancer is hard. Treatment is harder. Being sliced into, doused with the chemicals fromchemotherapy, burned through and through with radiation and stripped of my being down to the core, both physically and emotionally, brought me to a level […]
Power of Music Mondays by Allison W. Gryphon “You know I dream in color, And do the things I want.” The rest of your life doesn’t stop with cancer, it just gets bigger. What’s important. Who you love. What you want. It’s all magnified. And when you get that diagnosis you want to fight for it, […]