Tracy Clark-Flory’s Salon.com post, “All I Want for Christmas is Nothing,” is a sobering post sharing her struggle to make meaning during this past holiday shopping season while she and her father faced her mother’s final-stage lung cancer. If you’ve been touched by cancer (and who hasn’t?…), it’s worth a read.
And, if you’re wondering when you can expect to read some snarky remarks in this post, we can stop you right now. Despite our generally sarcastic attitude toward the industry surrounding this disease, we’re all-too-well aware that cancer, itself, is no joke. Cancer has begun to seem like a destiny that randomly swings and hits our loved ones, takes them away from us before we’re ready, and forces us to confront this tiny window of time we have here, on this planet, with these people we’re tied to, who occasionally annoy us, and whom we deeply love.
As we continue feeling our way along the wall creating this blog, we at THE CANCER SHOW solemnly pledge that our REALITY BYTES posts will remain 100% snark-free. This is the heart of why we’re here with this pink and yellow website. Because we want far fewer people to get sick in the first place.