It comes at no surprise that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I couldn’t let it pass by without honoring those we have loved, those we have lost, and those who are still thriving the best way they know how.
As the late Paul Kalanithi said, “There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of living. We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.”
“We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.”
I have a close aunt who had been diagnosed with breast cancer when I was in college, and I can say with gratitude that my aunt is now a survivor… but unfortunately for many others, it is the opposite.
For millions of others, they survive only through words that are as weightless as the breath that carried them. They survive through the memories of you and I.
Together, let us honor those who are with us and those who are not. Let us be so wise as to live in this moment.
Because as Kalanithi once said, “This is not the end. Or even the beginning of the end. This is just the end of the beginning.”