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Sail Away From Now

by John Kehring

For over two decades, celebrities have entrusted Coping® to tell the world about their personal experience with cancer. We are proud to present this exclusive interview from our archives and hope that it will inspire and encourage all who read it. This article was originally published in Coping with Cancer magazine, September/October 2002.

Sail away from now
Steer towards what could be
Slip the mooring
Run free ...

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Cast off the mores
Release all those ties
Reach for beyond
Realize your sighs ...

Let go of the past
Treasure its lessons
Be not content to wish
Explore your horizons ...

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Bonaire Sailboat, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

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Prostate cancer survivor John Kehring, 65, is a photographer, writer, poet, scuba diver and sailor. His love of the sea is often reflected in his poems and photographic art, as is his never-ending hope for the future.

As shown here, John creates his "poetic images" using a camera technique that allows him to insert his own interpretations and impressions into his original photograph. His work is not computer enhanced.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, September/October 2002.