Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pink is for Sissies

I don't know about you, but I found nothing pink about breast cancer, its treatments or its aftermath. It is hell on earth and delicate, little pink pieces of polyester satin do not emerge from its battlefield. Victors do. Women who have faced down death and now face the world with a steely determination that is unmatched by anything on this earth except for maybe one thing: Platinum.

Platinum is described as one of the strongest  metals on earth. It is called "dense, ductile, malleable, precious and transitional." Let's take a look at those words:

Dense - which is intense and extreme

Ductile - which is able to undergo change of form without breaking

Malleable - which is adaptable

Precious - which is highly esteemed for some rare quality, beloved and  dear

Transitional - to change from one state or position to another seamlessly.

What do you think? You- who have heard the words "you have breast cancer" and gone on to fight it, survive it and live the best life after it - do you feel like a flimsy, piece of synthetic fluff? Or are you intense, adaptable, of rare quality, able to undergo change without breaking?

I have had breast cancer twice. I don't do pink. I'm platinum, baby. Pure, shining, brilliant and strong as hell.

Join me in making PLATINUM the symbol of breast cancer- if we must have a symbol at all.


julia said...

Platinum we are ! I am with you on this is soft and feminine and delicate, nothing like breast cancer or its survivors

Penegra said...

I have seen my friend suffer from breast cancer… now she isn’t with us anymore. Let us all together fight against it before others fall prey to it. Worrying about breast cancer won’t work. Let us wake up to the alarm on increasing cancer cases and strive towards making more and more people know about it. It’s time to act responsible and join hands to get over the fear of breast cancer by getting ourselves screened for it.