Yesterday when I was goofing around with changing the theme on this blog,  I took a break from my silliness and visited a few of the blogs I frequent.

While reading, I found out another lung cancer blogger died.

You get introduced to them through a shared condition. You get to know them and their families through their stories. You rejoice in their victories and commiserate in their setbacks, feel their pain and admire their fortitude, even if quietly to yourself and from afar.  They become part of your consciousness.

And then they’re gone.

I will never get used to this.

4 responses to “Juxtaposition”

  1. It never gets any easier. But as long as we blog and freely care about those who eclipse our lives we make the world a little better.

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  2. I’ve experienced this too. It’s as devastating as if you were related to them. Such bonds we make through our writing.

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    Anita Figueras

    Yes. These losses hit hard, as deeply as we feel loss at the death of a family member or friend.

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  4. And this makes you a caring, sensitive human being. Missing someone you’ve gotten to know well, but never met. It is a loss and difficult to get used to, but you are still here and that makes me glad today.

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This blog started out as letters to my dog maizie but devolved into meaningless observations from a half-deaf cancer alumnus introvert navigating the noise you other people make.


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