Small Town Love
Feeny Lipscomb is a long time Taos resident, much loved by her many friends, and recently diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Let me quickly stop you from sending sad and dismal thoughts her way. Just stop it right there! Because Feeny is not only a fighter, but has Taos Love on her side, which is a very big thing. Last night Feeny's friends got together to throw a fundraiser for her at the KTAO Solar Center. The place was packed, money flew out of wallets, silent auctions lined table after table, raffle tickets were snapped up, music played, the bar was open, food was served, and people partied like crazy. Never once, in the entire evening, was there so much as a downcast look, a sad sigh, or any indication of gloom. The overwhelming mood was that of Love, and it had a contagious, healing effect on everyone there.
(Thanks to Jaap Vanderplas for taking over my camera for a while)
Feeny's cancer is inoperable, and so she has done her research and chosen to use "alternative", natural methods to heal herself. I hesitate to ever use words like "fight" or "battle", because what we fight, we feed. I always think it's better to focus our loving attention on Health, spending more time thinking of what we want, rather than what we don't want. This was how that huge crowd of wonderful Taosenos (taos-en-yos) behaved all evening, accentuating the positive in a big way.
This is what small towns do for their own. At least I like to think so. I've seen it time and again in Taos, and right now, I'm so proud of this town I could just burst. I want to invite you to join us. Maybe you can relate in some way, and maybe you can use a hit of this Taos Magic for yourself. Let me assure you, you are most welcome. Feeny can be found on Facebook, under Friends For Feeny, as well as on her blog, FeenysFriends. Last night's silent auctions have ended, but there will also be an online auction soon, which I'll be sure to link you to as soon as it's up and running. We need to raise at least $36,000, and I know we can do it. Please help us if you can, and no matter what, please keep the positive, healing, loving thoughts flowing, not only for Feeny, but for yourselves and everyone you come into contact with. Love, Love, Love to you all.