You may have seen me post on Twitter or Facebook with some emojis like this, and wondered “Um, what’s that about?”
Good question! So, I sometimes talk about getting diagnosed with metastatic cancer as being like falling off a cliff and landing in a new land, and you lay there in pain for a bit, and then you get up and look around and say, as Wesley did in the fire swamp in The Princess Bride, “I mean I wouldn’t want to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.” And my metastatic friends? You’re the trees. You’re lovely, and you make being in this awful place bearable.
And so, I send you tree love with my dorky tree emojis, because I am so grateful for all of you. I wish that none of you had to live at the base of this cliff with me, but since we have to be here, I’m glad we can be each other’s lovely trees, and make this place a little more beautiful.