Friday, January 23, 2009

What if You Die of Cancer?

Last night the conversation began around legal stuff. Talking through the financial, the legal, the logistical. The conversation crept close to the issue of timing and what has never been said aloud was finally said: What if you die of cancer? For months we have danced at that edge and then it was said. The urgency and fear that surround all the other issues is right there: Is cancer gone? Lying in wait? Growing rapidly and invisibly? Will cancer make all the other decisions null and void?

There was relief in saying this scary thing we’d both been thinking.
And sadness in knowing that we both already knew.

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