Whether it's claimed a person from my GI support group at the hospital or someone I only knew from an online distance, it's always at the periphery, milling around, clearing its throat, ensuring that I don't forget.


Caroline said...

Yes its always lurking in the background. Once diagnosed, it seems to be a little closer... Too close for comfort.

Anonymous said...

Someone way more philosophically mature than me once said that we should all live as though we are already dead, as that enhances the realness of each moment we spend on earth. I am not sure how to do that, especially with kids, but there you have it. Though sad, we are all here for an unknowable and brief length of time.

I miss many people that are now gone, too.