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Calamity reigns unchecked

Hello people,
I am sick of cancer.  Living with it as a metastasis is not groovy.  Then there is the case of knowing so many people with it.  Right now, my wonderful husband, who also lives with chronic lymphosytic leukemia, is watching his father slip from the life because of cancer.  So, I looked for a different word for cancer, since I am sick of it.  It came up with these words as synonyms: affliction, bane, burden, calamity, cross, disaster, evil, jinx, ordeal, pestilence, plague, scourge, torment, tribulation, trouble, vexation.

Those words are all so descriptive.  They all make me think of other things than cancer.  Calamity seems to fit because it causes all sorts of secondary stuff that is calamity.  Watching all the things that are happening to Kamel ( My sweet husbands dad) it is calamity, and chaos.  It is stress, and frustration.  It is tears, and prayers, and waiting.  The past week I have watched a beautiful, calm, sweet woman, my sister in law Linda, have calamity rain…