A funny thing happened one day – I fell in love with a pink tutu.
Actually, I really fell in love with a couple, their story and the healing effects of a pink tutu. In these challenging times we need the healing spirit of generosity. This story touched me because of its generosity in spite of big difficulties.
I hope it touches you too and at least helps you smile.
Who Knew, Pink Tutu?
In 2003 Bob Carey put on a pink tutu and took pictures. His images became a blessing to him and to others. Why? Because his wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer and he was seeking to support her healing.
Cancer is tough as is any serious illness. His wife, Linda, was diagnosed with cancer in the early 2000s and recovered only to be rediagnosed in 2006. Obviously, her journey is a difficult one. Bob donned the tutus to cheer her up and help her heal. She would share her tutu photos with other cancer patients and they would all have a lightening laugh. Lightness can be very difficult to achieve when you have a serious illness but is also very healing. It brings fresh energy into the body which can release stuckness and stagnant energy. That release can facilitate healing.
Bob and Linda and their story are beautifully documented in this video. The images are a hoot!
Bob’s work has been published and is the foundation for the Carey Foundation and the Pink Tutu Project for Cancer awareness. The project has grown and more men are wearing pink tutus! You can visit their website here.