Friday, March 26, 2010

Magpie #7: The Promise of Spring

"And so doctor, what do you propose we do?" the elderly doctor looked down over his squarish bifocals at the young doctor sitting directly in front him. "Well Dr. Fielding, I have an idea..." said the eager intern nervously. "We must try to stop the progression of the cell's aberrant and hurried life cycle. The body is producing a poison in the adrenal glands which inhibits the cells ability to create homeostasis, thereby disallowing the telemerase to control the cell's normal aging process."

Dr. Fielding stood up nodding his head in a continual up and down motion like a bobble doll. He then proceeded to take off his bifocals. The gray haired scientist then reached his large and empathetic hand over the expanse of desk to congratulated Dr. Bella. He didn't stop shaking her hand for a very long time, and the twinkle in his old brown eyes was a pleasant surprise to Dr. Bella.

Her recent laboratory research had produced the results intended. "Dr. Bella you have indeed solved the riddle plaguing humankind for generations, well done". Dr. Bella blushed, and said "Thank-you."

The early morning rounds were the usual fair for Dr. Bella, her test subjects. Persons once deemed hopeless cases were now showing marked improvement in their conditions. As Dr. Bella stood at the end of each patients' bed she noticed the charts were looking exactly like the charts of normal persons. Suddenly this wide uncontrollable smile beamed from the young doctor's face; this was it, the moment Dr. Bella realized the battle was won.

"Congratulations, Dr. Bella!" said Dr. Bella's colleagues, all instrumental in the new drug trials. Dr. Bella caught up with the other doctors, almost skipping. As the young doctors continued to walked through the entire hospital checking on amazed at the miraculous phenomena.

The lively patients at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario were eager to return home to their loved ones as each case after another was proving to be entirely resolved. Dr. Bella had asked the nurses to stop singing so loudly as they were literally floating on air this Spring day.

Outside the sunny celestory windows Dr. Bella could see the miles of yellow daffodils covering virtually every inch of the rolling hills of the hospital's acerage. These were planted each year by patients and their families with the hope that the money collected with the daffodil sales throughout the country would eventually find the cure for the most dreaded of diseases.

With the sun rising this morning, all the earth was illuminated with a miraculous golden light. Dr. Bella stood on top of the hill and looked in amazement and sighed most profoundly. She could not believe the picture in front of her, the sea of daffodils bobbing up and down with the gentle spring breezes. Suddenly, Dr. Bella recalled the song her mother had taught her as a young girl and sang the song over the daffodil valley; "The promise of Spring...brings hope with the daffodils...".

Today the earth and all humankind had opened a new chapter in a new book titled "Cancer IS beaten". And today all the world smiled the biggest smile that continued nonstop for miles and miles embracing the world with warm loving sunshine. Dr. Bella nodded her head and looked up. Indeed, all was right with the world!

15 comments:

  1. Check out www.magpietales@blogspot.com to join in the weekly fun of writing by way of prompt. (published each Thursday). Have fun!

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  2. Thanks Big Mama Cass! So are you!

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  3. Love it -- someday soon-- what a wonderful world this would be--

    Joanny

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  4. It is indeed hope that keeps us going

    Christine

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  5. The promise of spring bears fruit to the promise of cure. What a truly lovely thing to be envisioned. Hopefully a similar day will not be fiction.

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  6. And a toast to those like me, who've kicked Cancer down the hill..here's to life! Bring those daffodils on!

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  7. And the whole world sighed their relief and sent thanks heavenward. Beautiful story...wish it were so.

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  8. From your blog to God's ears! May it soon be so!

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  9. I could've sworn I commented on this already!! Anyway, nice one Jane. Let's hope, eh? Sooner rather than later.
    Despite the fact that daffodils are more or less synonymous with the fight against cancer, I never made the connection.

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  10. Oh I await that day myself! What a marvelous time that would be.

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  11. Wonderful - really enjoyed this - great storytelling.

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  12. i love it when all is right with the world...wonderful tale...

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  13. Thank-you for your comments. A topic that has certainly touched everyone will eventually be crushed by everyone. There IS power in numbers AND in hope.

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