This is a composite of three different pictures that I took. I edited it in
an attempt to express my feelings and thoughts at that time,
shortly after I had completed Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments.
I created this picture late in the year of 2006. -Phil Molyneux


"In Honor of my Beloved "Cancer Family."
"Duck, Duck, Goose"


The black background represents the cancer, the evil entity lurking inside us and
the shock and fear that we experienced that one moment when the doctor first
says, "You have cancer."

The variety of bright colors represent celebration of life, our loved ones and our
many different happy memories, the blackness on the bodies is our recognition of
sadness and suffering in our lives, notice there are more bright colors on the ducks.

The variety of bright colors represent celebration of life, our loved ones and our
many different happy memories, the blackness on the bodies is our recognition of
sadness and suffering in our lives, notice there are more bright colors on the ducks.

Ducks and geese are comparatively the same on the outside, yet are a different
makeup inside (It includes a diversity of differences), individuality, yet, family.

The goose is representative of our loved ones who did not survive, facing the
opposite direction to show that they had feelings of loneliness at times, that
they are not with us any longer but, knew of our close bond and they stood tall.
They survive in our memory. The pain has subsided, rest in peace my loved ones.

The upright duck stands for the ones that "ducked" the evil entity and became
survivors and is looking the goose in the eye, showing encourage-ment, support,
empathy, compassion and love.

The lowered duck is those survivors who "survived" the evil entity, but have
permanent disabilities from side effects caused by cancer, chemo-therapy
or radiation treatments and is bowed toward the goose showing love, respect
and empathy to those less fortunate.

The ducks are facing the goose to let him know that he is loved and is not alone in
his fight, it is our fight and that he will live on in our memory as courageous and
that his life was not in vain. Rest well my loved friends.

All three are closely knit in a common bond in assurance that none of us stand alone.
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