living with cancer
"What makes human life meaningful, even in the face of death and decay?"
You keep trying because you don't wish to be dying of cancer. You live with it and you live despite it. Your fight for the soul that must stay not die, bit by bit, inside the body that betrayed you so cruelly. You live as if you are, alive wholly and completely until the day that you truly die.
In reality, even with 19 and a half hours, getting anything done on the boat other than eating, drinking, peeing, sleeping, is not easy. Maybe it's the rocking. Maybe it's the birds, the clouds, the soft crests of the sea. Maybe because it is so very easy to sit and look out at the ocean and completely space out.
I am a 42-year-old wife, mother and local church pastor living with breast cancer. Actually, Jesus said it first. And the great Jewish prophets said it many times before him. But Marques Bovre, a Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter/theologian, had this amazing ability to bring Jesus' words to life through music and poetry.
Quote: "My main problem with Hollywood's depiction of cancer is how they handle the death bed. It's always too neat. The
6. When confronting the unknown or the fear of relapse, live in the present. "To practice meditation, you have to live in
I'll treat my cancer wholeheartedly each time it flares up, and do whatever I can between occurrences to keep the disease at bay for as long as possible. And I'll live my life with joy and gratitude in the meantime. Because peace is less stressful and more sustainable than war, and love is more powerful than hate. Always.
We kept up with it and at the end of the year I had this visual story that was told with pictures. My brother wrote the song