Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A bell for Barry

Tomorrow, Barry, a fellow blogger and cheerful explorer, will finish his last round of chemo. In the hospital where he goes for treatment, there is a ritual for those who are finishing chemo, and that is to ring a bell on the wall as they leave.

Cancer is a frightening thing. Barry is an insightful storyteller who doesn't shy away from the difficult but still retains an incredible joyfullness that is contagious.

So I have hauled out the biggest bell photo I could find, the huge silver number that sits on the deck of the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh.

Well done, Barry. One more note in the song of triumph.

12 comments:

Zhoen said...

Plus, another angel gets it's wings.

lakeviewer said...

Let's hear it for Barry! Yeah!

Marie S said...

Way to go Barry!!! Hurrah!

Sophia said...

Cheers for Barry! What a trooper! Many warm thoughts being sent your way.

Cheryl said...

Love and prayers for brave Barry.

Annotated Margins said...

I have a ship's bell hanging just off the back shed. I went out and rang it.

Barry said...

Holy smokes, it's the Britannia's bell!

I am totally amazed!!

And humbled by the show of support!

Lena said...

Big huggies from me! A new admirer.....x.....!

Carol said...

Hey Barry. What a fabulous idea :)
Wish my wee brother had been able to do that.

LDWatkins said...

Amen!! Go Barry! Yea...that's my brother's name also.

Dale said...

:-) all right.

Lynn said...

Wooo!! Wishing you many more anniversary rings Barry!