April 23, 2014
I just listened to a podcast interview with Eve Ensler, the author of the Vagina Monologues. This podcast was focused more on her experience with cancer than on the monologues.
Here’s my take-away:
Many of us will get cancer.
If not cancer, we’ll get something else.
In 2006, my year of the surgeries, I experienced both.
None of us is going to outwit death – although certainly there are people spending a lot of money on schemes to prove me wrong. (And don’t get me wrong—if they figure it out, I’ll be jumping on that bandwagon—life’s way too short from my perspective!)
We have a choice.
We can use what life hands us in one of two ways. We can resist it and fight it and exhaust ourselves either trying to get the upper hand or conversely trying to prove that it has the upper hand and we’re powerless.
Or we can meet it, feel it in our bones, and then figure out how to dance with it, so that it can touch us and teach us what we’re here to learn…who and what we really are.