One of my Facebook friends posted this status last night:
I hate cancer. It takes away so much. That is all.
Simple status. One that seems so easy to agree with, whether you click that 'like' button or not. A no-brainer, so to speak.
But, apparently not for everyone.
Two of her friends (that I don't know) posted comments about how they disagree, and how cancer gives so much more than it takes, like an appreciation for life and the days you do have.
I suppose on a philosophical, existential level, they might be right. But the here-and-now part of me wanted to JUST. GO. OFF. And I am not the going off kind of person.
I wonder if those folks are dealing with cancer. Or have had to sign a consent form agreeing to have any future grandbabies obliterated. Or had to stand beside their person's graveside.
Maybe they have. Maybe they are at a higher place than I am. I don't know.
I do know this--I hate cancer. It takes away so much.
That is all.