Portrait

27 Nov

I have been teaching english to a small group of 6 year olds for a couple of months. Two weeks ago, as I was gathering the materials together at the end of the class, the only boy in the group told me:

“I am making you a present”

And started to draw.

“I may not finish it today, so I’ll give it to you next week”

I smiled at him, said “ok!” and kept on tiding the desk.

He looked at me.

“I’m drawing you” and as he said that he reached for a black crayon. He then started drawing my hair. When he gave the drawing I could have cried. My post-chemo hair seen through the eyes of a child: dark, curly and long. I loved the way in which he made the hair stand out. I think that it shows again how long I have gone since my bald days. It shows again that there is life after chemo, and that it includes getting your hair back, as said in my first post ever.

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4 Responses to “Portrait”

  1. Fiona November 30, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Love it Rosa 🙂

    • rosaslump December 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 xx

  2. CShipley January 3, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    My hair, post chemo, has started to grow back so I started to seach the internet to seek the answers to the many questions I have and came across your wonderful blog. Your words and photos are inspiring and encourage me so thank you. While I am beyond impatient for my hair to grow back and my sense of “normal” to return I know that it will all happen in due time. Hearing of your experiences reminds me that I am not alone and what I am feeling or going through is normal. Thank you for reminding me of that and I wish you all the best on your journey and to continued good health!

    • rosaslump April 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      hello! good to hear that the blogs have made you feel that you are not alone, as you are definitely not. Everything you feel has been felt by thousands of other women! hope all is well.

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