The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.

Tutu Brothers

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Beautiful Day

This weekend a pink horde will descend upon Garden of The Gods Park in Colorado Springs for the “Guess Who” Race For The Cure. (A Pinktober race at this elevation would be at risk of being snowed out, so the pink frenzy season starts early in these parts.) The event will benefit from an abundance of promotional local media coverage and corporate sponsorship. And that’s all simply wonderful. And I’m just more than a little envious, in the sense that I’d love to see a fraction of that success replicated for the benefit of my mole mates.

Someday, somehow, the Black Cancer Posse will get there, at least at a level commensurate with our numbers. Please take a first little step in that direction by either joining us at the AIM For A Cure Melanoma Walk in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 17 or sponsoring a participant. This, my friends, will be a beautiful day. And maybe on another beautiful day in the not-too-distant future I’ll join a black horde descending upon Garden of The Gods Park.

The Hotel Melanoma rendition of U2’s “Beautiful Day”…

The heart is in gloom, cries out blue lonely sounds
’Cuz there's no boom, no race to ‘tend in this town
You’re out of luck with the passion that you’d like to share
The Black C lacks bucks and you're not runnin’ anywhere
You’d love to find mole friends to join you out on a race
Someone that would ‘friend’ your brand so it earns its place

It's a beautiful day,
The sky’s fall and you feel like
It's a beautiful day,
Don’t let it get away

You’re on C’s road but you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud, in the maze of cure imagination
You loved your brown even if that’s deadly skin hue
U’s been all over, now you’ve been all over U

It's a beautiful day,
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day,

Join me, Black C’s due one mother race
Show some love, I know it’s not a hopeless case

See Black World with ‘screen for you
See skin checks right in front of you
See the tan ones joining our crowd
See the ‘noma cheats cheering our plea out
See the partyin’ fires at night
See the park fields at first light
See the horde with a smile on our mouth
After pink flood fall’s black colours came out

Will be a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
A beautiful day

Join me, Black C’s due one mother race
Beat C, I know it’s not a hopeless case

Tan you don’t have, you don’t need it now
When you don’t glow you can feel it somehow
Tan you don’t have, you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Will be a beautiful day

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