Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kelly

It seems odd that I know more people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), than people with cancer. Doesn't that seem odd to you?

I was thinking about this yesterday, wondering why, and after much ruminating I realized that my friends with PTSD feel stronger, love harder and give more than anyone else.

And then it hit me how truly lucky I am to have these people as friends. One of them is my cousin, Kelly, and even though I think I know her, the absolute depth of her compassion still blows me away.

Kelly is a humanitarian, through and through, and an internationally renowned artist (that's her piece, above). You can check out her art on her website.

Happy K-Day, Mizz Thang. And thanks to all my PTSD ladies for being such good people.


  1. Kelly will be delighted you featured her, Cathy.

  2. Thank you dear Cathy. You are at the very least the same as me, we are but a small reflection of all the love and laughter and compassion you bring to the world. I love you.

  3. That is really nice. Kelly is a special kind person.

  4. Wonderful tribute! Raising my glass to you, and Kelly!

  5. Her stuff is wicked cool! You're lucky to have her in your life!

  6. Gorgeous tribute to an amazing artist. Thank you.

  7. Thanks everyone, there certainly are many kind and thoughtful people out here. Thanks again Cathy. I am delighted!

  8. I've only known a couple of people with PTSD, they came back from Vietnam and they were a mess for years.

  9. PTSD is not limited to war experiences: many people have had dramatic incidents that take a while to get over. We all just keep on keeping on. (a couple of K's there.)
    the Ol'Buzzard

    1. Yes, I know. I have a niece who is still having counselling after losing her parents and brother in a car accident. She was in the car too and heard each of them dying before the car was discovered hours later.

  10. That piece is excellent. There's a stark, lonely quality to it but it's also beautiful.

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
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  11. I am sure this will bring a smile to Kelly's face.


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