Hope is being able to see
That there is light
Despite all of the darkness.*
I admire John McCain.
I admire Nelson Mandela.
Imprisoned for years.
Victorious in the end.
Loving someone**who has cancer is like being in prison.
I can not plan a trip or schedule an appointment.
I keep busy. I stay positive. I cry often.
It is the Emperor of All Maladies. ***
Hour by Hour
I live for today.
That’s not true. I live for the next hour.
That’s the limit of my attention and energy.
I draw comfort from family, friends and, sometimes, strangers.
I read and I pray.
I ask for a miracle.
My daughter-in-law is named Victoria.
I pray fervently for her to be victorious.
- Desmond Tutu**
- My young daughter-in-law has stage 4 cancer.
- The Emperor of All Maladies (PBS)
- The Emperor of All Maladies (Wikipedia)