from david kuo's blog ...
I'm still in a round of chemo and therefore the world is a bit fuzzier than it normally is. As such clarity isn't necessarily found all that easily.
On the other hand though, there is a clarity that comes with chemo that is invaluable.
It is my monthly reminder of mortality, my monthly reset button that brings me back to the point of remembering what really matters and what really doesn't and the difference between the two. It is kind of stunning that I need this monthly reminder. You'd think, really, that that brain tumor surgery or the regular checkups would do the trick - and they have and do in their own way. But the chemo is different, it is just more regular.
seeing kids fighting for their lives every day makes me remember not to take life and people i love for granted. i don't want to ever stop feeling this way. sometimes i just have to stop and think, will this thing that i'm freaking out about matter tomorrow or next week or next month or next year? usually not.