|Jerusalem Marathon - 2014|
The minute you have cancer, you’re either a survivor or a casualty, and, at worst, a victim. Don’t give me the statistics. Like my dad said when he became a cancer survivor over 10 years ago, “You’re either in the 100% or the 0%” (100% alive or 100% dead). When it showed up again and it was my turn we didn’t ask, “Why me?” or discuss how “it’s not fair.” Everyone has their own cancer, struggle, or challenge. We’ve all got something going on and it’s just a tiny part of living. I often use the analogy of the pixel. If you zoom in on a digital photo you can see individual colorful squares or pixels, but not the full picture. Zoom out and you’ll see what’s really going on. I don’t connect with the metaphor of cancer being a war, fight, or a battle. Life is not a war or a fight for me. Life isn’t something to fight with, quit, or run away from. Life is a giant canvas and we are all tiny pixels. Every soul is an important part of the big picture. Someday we may merit to see that giant work of art…somewhere.