Writing about a situation is how many authors come to terms with it. They coalesce thoughts and emotions into words they can touch. Then they take these raw materials and build a framework which allows them to examine, dissect, and finally understand a thing.
I’ve written a lot of words about cancer, my struggles and successes, and I know there’s more in me to tell because I still haven’t reached understanding. It’s a moment in my life that feels miles away yet at the same time right over my shoulder. My words on the matter have stopped flowing for now, but while digging through my files I stumbled upon something just as strong, pictures. I stared at these photos and listened to what they told me. I’m not a Photoshop guy or much in the way of an artist, but I wanted to do something with these moments in time.
I found a site called Haiku Deck whose philosophy is to tell simple and beautiful stories through captivating presentations. I had found the medium, now to talk about cancer in a different way.
This is what I created. All the photos are mine except for the very first one. I don’t know if it’s too much or too little. It’s just what came together.
Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app