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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fightin' words

Another insightful article by Dana Jennings about coping with cancer. This time he takes on the language we routinely use to describe dealing with the diagnosis and treatment, and for those who have/had cancer: battle, bravery, survivor, fight, victim. He analyzes the word choices, describes his reaction to them, and makes some suggestions of what we might do rather than "reach for the nearest rotted-out cliché for support."

Jennings wraps up with some real food for thought: "Strangely enough, although cancer threatened my life it also exalted it, brought with it a bright and terrible clarity.

"So, no, cancer isn’t a battle, a fight. It’s simply life — life raised to a higher power."

1 comment:

  1. Amen to that! Thank you for posting this article Elzy!

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