Monday, April 26, 2010

Does Cancer Make You Strong?

Does Cancer Make You Strong?
By TARA PARKER-POPE

"I think it is great to honor cancer patients and recognize the challenges we face. But don’t call me strong when I have no other choice. It discounts the many nights that I sobbed alone into my pillow and felt cowardice in every inch of my body. … One of the best byproducts of my cancer is that it has helped me befriend weakness. I no longer think of weakness as a negative term. In fact, I’m pretty damn proud that I can let myself feel scared and vulnerable. After all, cancer is scary business."

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1 comment:

POD said...

This is beautiful. I may have to steal/use it.