Don’t forget to check in on Kate’s treatment blog. She is facing down the Other, as we all must. And finding words in the torment.
Jung once said “if people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to learn their fellow men (sic) better”. I know that people do try – because we face down and sometimes embrace those lesser selves – in order to help our friends and family who are sick. Sometimes even for strangers too. The entire oncological world does it everyday. Because of it, a world of love and care, beauty, kindness, and strength has grown constant around me. I in turn, will try to spread it around too. But I battle with my own lesser self – bald, bloated, unable to parse, cranky, sometimes a horror-comic of terrible thoughts. And I am sure we all do when we look and see imperfections, craziness, or lunacy. We try to spread the good stuff around.
via Auntie Cake’s Shop.
The full entry is wonderful.
She’s something else.
Beautiful, poignant, moving. Thanks for the reminder.