It has been a week that defies easy description. I spent most of the week back in thin space, working and laughing and playing with old and new friends. And I spent part of the week preparing, mentally, emotionally, and insurance-wise for some further treatment next week.  And this is very much where I’ve been struggling to be.
It was a good week. And this is still hard.

it isn’t magic
to make a tumor shrink
or change a person’s attitude
or make the harvest plentiful
the promise isn’t: life will be good,
but: life will be full
the hope isn’t that
everything will work out
rather, that God will be there
and that Divine presence will,
be enough

written 7-29-08