Monday, February 25, 2013
Cancer is a Crab
With a pained and very concerned expression on his face, my son slowly got the words out, "Ema (Mommy), how did the crab get inside your body and make you so sick?"
With the remarkable discovery of a most serious idea, there was a longish pause of complete silence at the table. I had eye contact with the other two adults and we all had the same twinkle of tears in our eyes. In that silent pause, I wondered if my young son had been harboring that thought about an actual crab making me so sick for the past 7 months... and soon discovered that he had. It wasn't too far fetched a notion for his four siblings either. No one laughed. No one moved. Everyone patiently awaited my answer.