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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      The messy middle. The in - between.

      Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

      Not easy arriving there when after establishing two distinct foundational communication entity experiences which initially thread smoothly and commonly with chill overlap; only later to have a disruptive curveball blade cut through with an added dimension not clear before. There is always a twist getting to the center and balance of the messy, in-between middle - no matter the fatal blow I.e. diagnosis.

      Great paragraph:

      I didn’t return from that road trip feeling “healed”. To be healed implies that there is some endpoint, rather than an ongoing process. I’ve been cancer-free for six years, but I still have a compromised immune system and still suffer from fatigue. I still feel hypervigilant. I still grieve for fellow cancer patients I befriended while in treatment who have died. And at the moment, I’m back to diligently wearing a face mask.