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Southern Cross

“All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given you” -Gandalf 

This blog is an ongoing collection of writing I’ve completed with more in progress. I’ve written about spirituality, science, literature, poetry, and much more.

What makes this unique is that I didn’t start writing until my diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease in 2012.

My first inkling of this connection was an article I read after I began writing concerning a link between creativity and Parkinson’s. What I discovered is that this connection is not at all uncommon although the research hasn’t caught up to it until recently.

So please sit a while and enjoy.

Peace, JC

For my post on Parkinson’s and creativity please see: Parkinson’s, the Starry Night and Creativity

For my history with Parkinson’s from my initial diagnoses to the present time please see my page entitled: Parkinson’s Disease

© JC- An Unexpected Muse, 2014-2017. 

36 thoughts on “About”

  1. My God Parkinson’s is such a trying disease, it shows a true triumph of will and overcoming to find a way to create something positive from news such as that. Your keeping a record like this gives a unique angle at the disease, it’s tremendous that you’ve taken such a negative and created an artistic positive. I can only imagine what kind of path it must be like, but at least others who are experiencing the same will have a more personal connection through this blog to know they are not alone. I wish you the best of luck in all you do and in your finding meaning as you fight this disease, Godspeed

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    1. Thank you so much, Oscar for your kind words! There are silver linings in every cloud and I guess I choose to see that. But even in thunderstorms there is something beautiful to behold as they drift in and out. All things must pass and I prefer to be positive as they do.

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      1. You’re more than welcome! It’s a sign of an optimized mind to find those kinds of silver linings in such dire straits. Beautiful message there, understanding that all things must pass but keeping in mind that one has the right to be positive as they do. I’ll do my best to navigate my own lesser storms of life with such a mindset, blessings

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    1. Thank you so much for the award. I really appreciate that. My internet service has been down lately so I will gladly accept this formally asap. Thanks for the support of my blog!

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  2. I chanced upon your blog and was humbled by your positive atitude to the bombshell that was dropped on you, will follow your blog with interest and I hope blogging helps with any ups and downs you will experience and rest asured you will have the blogging community right beside you…I wish you well 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and your positive words and good wishes. Yes, writing and blogging are my salvation. It’s the way I communicate with the rest of the world since my diagnoses with Parkinson’s has some cognitive effects. I was able to check out your blog and will follow you back. I look forward to reading your post…. I am glad you found me. -JC

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      1. Thank you JC…I just ramble on wherever my thoughts take me . I also look forward to your blog and hope you get some respite from your Parkinsons as you probably know there is a lot of research going on and I think diet can play a part to. Stay well 🙂

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  3. I think you cannot know reality, until you must face it. But you do not have to face it, however you can never escape it. This perhaps, is our most important decision. And to do so in a way that creates love amidst despair, not bitterness or regret.

    I would guess you have done all of these things, and more… Seeing your writing. It is hard when such things come, earlier perhaps than expected, but I have hope for myself seeing your example. I hope you do not mind my long comment, or my suppositions. I just hope to set your example for myself in mind, and wanted to tell you.

    Very good wishes to you.
    -J

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    1. I thank you very much for your comments. I know some who are very bitter and I understand that fear. However for me, it was by far easier to accept and move on. I knew that negative attitude would destroy me if I let it.

      Best Regards,
      JC

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  4. Hi JC! Lynn from Lynz Real Cooking sent me your way. I’m so happy she did. Your writing is beautiful! Thoughtfully sharing your experience is a gift for so many… you are an inspiration and I look forward to reading more. ~Jean

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments, I appreciate your visit and you’re ‘follow’ which I will do in kind. I also look forward to your blog. I am just thankful to be able to write and have such wonderful bloggers as yourself read my post.

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  5. Jeff, just to let you know I have included you in a list of favourite / recommended blogs in my latest post. https://annikaperry.wordpress.com. It’s the Liebster Award! I thoroughly enjoy your blog and wanted to share it here through this award. Please do not feel under any obligation to accept, however should you wish the ‘rules’ are on my post.

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