Living with cancer is unpredictable. Living with cancer means that a lot happens to you, around you, and inside your body, it’s not often good, and yes, you lose a lot. You lose some abilities, you lose some time, you lose some brainpower.
I’m not going to intentionally fill in any gaps here since January 2017. I’m just starting again, as much as I’m able. We’ll see how it goes.
I just finished reading the newest book by one of my favorite authors: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. These lines from the fifteenth suggestion seem apt for this space here:
“Teach her about difference. Make difference ordinary. Make difference normal. Teach her not to attach value to difference. And the reason for this is not to be fair or to be nice, but merely to be human and practical. Because difference is the reality of our world…