A good day for a couple of reasons. The 5x7 Chamonix arrived and my oncologist finds that I remain cancer free. There is no other place like an oncology waiting room to view the full range of human affect in a non-verbal sense - from euthymia to dysphoria, when patients walk out of the exam area and into the waiting room.
“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms