My Heart's Like a Wound*
J~ has been admitted to the hospital.
If you are the praying sort, you might include him in yours, would you?
I find the injustice of this disease infuriating. Horrible, wretched people live to see ninety years or more - but J~, a man who is beloved by virtually everyone who has ever met him - is fighting tooth and nail to see 59. It's not fair.
Have you seen those bracelets? Those, "What Cancer Can NOT Do?" It's a nice idea, that poem. The idea that cancer cannot cripple love, cannot corrode faith...right now? I feel like's it's bullshit. This disease? Is eating someone I love alive. And watching that happen? Like a knife to my heart.
*I can't remember who wrote this verse, or what song it is from...I'm sure it's someone brilliant, though.