This has been an amazing weekend. On Friday I gathered several friends and we celebrated the end of my harsh treatments. Eight non-artistic academics gathered to paint. It was amazing. The scientists and the historians had very different approaches to painting. It was incredible to be surrounded by the positive energy. Saturday I met a friend to run a 5k. My friend does not run so I knew that there was something strange but I was met by several colleagues and former students who drove 90 minutes to join me in a race. It was incredible. It was my first 5k in almost a year. I actually ran the whole thing which I would not have done without all the support.

I am still overwhelmed by love and support. People can be amazing, caring, and giving. I have such an improved appreciation for life now. We must use our time wisely because you never know how much of it you have left.

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