October 12th, 2013
I met Susan and her friend Joan on the first day of the 2013 Seattle 3-Day, as I was riding alongside some walkers nearing the 20-mile mark. I thought I could see the outline of a pink ribbon tattoo between Susan’s shoulder blades, but there wasn’t one. She did, however, have a pink ribbon on her side, just below her rib cage.
As we chatted, they told me they were walking in memory of their friend Tana, who left behind a husband and young children. My heart broke a little – for them, and for Tana’s family.
Susan has a classic pink ribbon, about 2.5 inches tall. I’m usually not a fan of background shading, but I think it works really well with this ribbon, highlighting some of the texture and dimension in the pink.