A while ago, I received an email from Aryeh Dean Cohen from the Jerusalem Post. He wanted to interview me for an article about people who blog as a way of coping with their illness.
Always happy to share my thoughts, I agreed to be meet with him.
I enjoyed the interview.
Aryeh's perceptive questions compelled me to examine why I blog, what are my goals and what I get out of the process. It was quite enlightening.
We spoke for a while and I wondered, as I always do, how my ideas would be reflected in the article. Would my words be twisted, or would the interviewer capture the essense of what I said?
The article finally came out in Friday's magazine section and he "got it." He managed to capture the business of my life, my struggle to figure out what role cancer plays in my life (and whether it has a major or minor part), and what I hope to get (and give) by blogging.
He actually wrote an introductory piece, entitled "A Healthy Outlet", and then he writes about four indiviuals, including me, who are blogging, among other things, about their health issues.
Check it out:
(Thanks to muse, at me-ander, for linking to the article and my blog)
(Thanks to Rafi, who linked to my blog in Haveil Havalim #160 The Waffle edition)
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,