Sep 21, 2006 - 3:21 pm
Tereb: I just wanted you to know that I have taken to your idea about daring to be "delightfully different". I am spreading it as fast as I can to everyone I know, because I think it applies not just to cancer survivors but to everyone who wants to lead a meaningful life.
I will admit that I have omitted the 'delightfully' part, as it seems unmanly (:))...but the point is still well-made and was at the time you wrote it.
We should all dare to be different, to live our lives as if we were living on borrowed time. Because all of us are, not to sound morbid, because the opposite is the intent.
It was Henry Miller, in my education, who first wrote about having to die before being able to live. Now I understand what that means, maybe better than him. But neither he nor I, I don't believe, could say it any better in so few words as you did with 'dare to be delightfully different'. Kudos, my friend. Keep the positive messages flowing. They matter.