Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rebel Writer With A Cause & A Conscience

The Personal

Here are a couple of pictures of me, taken after my seventh chemo treatment for colorectal cancer; the re-invented me is part of the New Normal. The pictures were taken by my good friend of more than 40 years, Sheldon L. Levy, who resides in Montreal. They were shot a couple of weeks ago, on May 19th, while Mr. Levy was visiting me in Toronto during the Victoria Day weekend.

Rebel With A Cause No. 1:
Photo Credit©Sheldon L. Levy, 2013

Rebel With A Cause No. 2:
Photo Credit©Sheldon L. Levy, 2013
Writers often want to address society’s injustices. It has been said that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and it's true, but admittedly each is necessary to fight evil. There is also the hope, sometimes dim, sometimes bright, that change is imminent, one that would bring about an improvement to humankind’s lot. Many call this progress. All writers are born optimists. As George Bernard Shaw once said: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”