BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Sep 2008
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My wife is in her third year of fighting colon cancer. We’ve done two bouts of chemo and one of radiation. Today for Mothers day she’s watching old movies and swallowing painkillers. She had me read a book to her when we first learned of her cancer called “Freedom from the Known” by, Jiddu Krishnamurti, which she found very comforting. For her, she has embraced the eastern point of view of unity versus the Christian POV of division. You know, the one is in the all and the all is in the one. Maybe if each of us cared more about one another it would be a better world. It’s hard to see that realistically being possible but I suppose one person can make a difference. It was the sole reason we voted for Obama. I think he gets the unity vs. division message in spite of his stated Christian beliefs. I hope so anyway.
I will say this about cancer. One of the first things you realize is that we all live with a certain degree of denial in our lives. When you get cancer…that goes away. And that’s a good thing. How odd that things don't get real till shite hits the fan...
When devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest, at first with heavenly shows - Othello
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