On the drive home, it occurred to me that I am really very lucky. It’s not because I don’t have cancer. It was more that we were able to share a few important words and that I was able to make a positive connection with someone who likely has fewer days left than I do. It’s funny how hope works. It never directs or necessitates an outcome, but it is certainly worthwhile.
Suffering will always be a part of our lives, but to turn away from it, does not eradicate or lessen it.