My phone rang, it must have been about half past ten in the morning. The voice on the other line was a familiar one. She was asking if I could come into clinic at the hospital this afternoon, the results of my biopsy had come back from Birmingham Hospital. A week on since I’d had … Continue reading “When you let go of what you are, you become what you might be”. Lao Tzu
The above passage from a book called ‘A History of Western Philosophy’ by Bertrand Russell jumped straight out at me as I scanned across the pages. I recall being half way through a seventy-two-hour chemotherapy cycle, I was bored, pissed off and was just doing my best to pass the time when I was stopped … Continue reading Uncertainty, in the presence of vivid hopes and fears, is painful, but must be endured if we are to live without the support of comforting fairy tales.