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HATEFUL/THANKFUL
Dear Cancer,
It's been complicated.
I'm sure a lot of people would like to know
how we met.
Were we introduced by family (genetics), online
dating (Google searching my symptoms),
restaurant, or bar (bad eating/too much drinking)?
No, you were like a bad blind date gone all
the way wrong that decided to pitch a tent and
stay for a while, uninvited at that. A thief that
came in the middle of the night.
I have many analogies, but I'll stop there.
I swear I never wanted to meet you. I mean,
who does? But here you were, teaching me all
kinds of lessons along the way about myself and
life in general.
The lessons you ask? Well they go a little
something like this:
Life can change in an instant! One day you're
planning your Halloween costume and the next
you're planning dates at the infusion center with
your favorite RN. You taught me that life is fleeting
and at any moment it will shift.
Be present! I used to move so swiftly through
life, trying to be everywhere and everything
to everyone that I forgot to enjoy the moment
at hand. If you're always running to the next
moment, what happens to the one you're
in? You showed me that if you don't slow
down, you'll miss it.
It's ok to let go. Walking away from anything
and everything that no longer serves
me purpose. You reminded me I can love
from a distance and be ok.
While I hate that you and I started an enWhile
I Hate...
tanglement (changes relationship status to " It's
Complicated " ), I'm thankful for the beautiful,
dark and twisted journey we've been on together.
You've brought people and opportunities into my
life that I never thought were possible. Unfortunately,
you touched their lives too (you dirty
bastard) and the one common thread is you. So
even though you showed up to turn our lives
upside down, you don't get to choose how we live.
Cancer, you whispered to me " Either learn
me or I'm a lesson. " But I'm pretty sure I was
the lesson for you.
" Middle fingers up, put them hands high, wave
it in his face, tell him boy bye! "
Boy Bye!
My favorite lesson
MARISSA THOMAS
ELEPHANTSANDTEA.COM
JUNE 2021
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that you and I started an entanglement (change
relationship status to " It's Complicated " ), I'm
thankful for the beautiful, dark and twisted
journey we've been on together. You've brought
people and opportunities into my life that I never
thought were possible.
Dear Cancer,
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