[cancer|photos] The chemo bottle ritual, 1 of 12
This afternoon, after we unhooked me from the pump and took a three-mile walk to celebrate, , , and Mother of the Child gathered with me in the yard at Nuevo Rancho Lake to smash the first of the chemo bottles [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. I said a few personal words, then smashed the bottle.
Photos of the ritual:
Bottle the first.
Smashing the bottle inside a ritual cloth provided by Mother of the Child.
The glass, still with the hope and fear enclosed.
Pouring the glass into a catchment jar. We’ll need to upgrade to a larger jar.
Me afterwards, pensive.
Mother of the Child and look on.
I stopper the bottle with the cloth, and meditate on my cancer.
and with the bottle.
The three of us.
The mantelpiece, with eleven bottles remaining. One down, eleven to go.
As usual, more at the Flickr set.
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