Tomorrow afternoon my Aunt Joan is having a mastectomy to remove any possibility of her cancer recurring. I wanted to post this because I admire her heart, her attitude, and her bravery and I'm very proud of her. This is an excerpt from an email she sent me and I just loved it:
"You can now call me Phenthesilea (Penny, for short.) She was the Queen of the Amazons from an independent kingdom in ancient Greece. The mythology portends that they were fierce warriors who cut off their right breasts to use a bow more freely and to throw a spear without obstruction. I shall take up archery as soon as I am able. In the meantime, I shall remain the brave and stalwart woman that I am."
Watch out world, Penny's on the loose.