March 2011 An group e-mail sent out from Andy ….
Hello lovely friends! We are tapping out this message from level 7 west 1, which is not a luxury room, in some fabulous hotel, unfortunately but is in fact back in the all to familiar curtained walls of the hospital. Today we found out that the previous new round of chemo was still not either strong enough or clever enough to keep up with this cunning and relentless lymphoma. So here we are back to the medical drawing board of looking at weapons of mass chemo destruction, that will beat this little fucker once and for all! The future is still bright and there are still options and my 40th birthday this Oct will not be spent with me wearing a party hat on my bald head with one goddamn balloon!!! So what do I need? I need you all my dear friends to help keep me in the loop of life, energy, news, creativity, bad jokes, positive vibes, energy and love. Stories, ideas, scripts, e mail, texts etc. Let’s stay connected as I role up my sleeves yet again to overcome this UFC battle of my own. I am okay but right now I do need some big strong voices in my corner. All my love Andy x x x
After seeing an exciting, new path so clearly on the horizon, the Universe, yet again, harshly revealed to us, the importance of learning to create in the moment, again and again and again. When you are thrown into a tornado and all that you have is dealing with the moment, everything else falls away, other than the opportunity to choose what is most important to YOU.
Tomorrow I will turn 39 years old and in truth, apart from the obvious I have never felt more inspired, more determined and more alive, than ever before. Loosing Andy has taught me more than I could possibly imagine, but the one most signifcant gift, the lesson and legacy he left with me, is to seize every possible moment passionately, by the balls and squeeze ‘em hard! (Sorry guys no offense!)
So in the words of a very wise man, then re- scripted into the words of a wise Turtle,
‘The past is history, the future is a mystery and today is a gift that is why we call it the Present.’ Kung Fu Panda