“Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place." Susan Sontag, "Illness as a Metaphor."
Although I am not thinking of anyone in particular, I'm thinking of all of us. I will always be known as "that person who had a detached retina" (insert illness). And that is okay, especially if I am able to talk to and to help someone who also travels to that place. My passport has been stamped. I understand the baggage, how to maneuver through Customs, etc. Life is a journey, indeed, and that includes the occasional trip in the scary places, those spots where they speak a different language. Thank heavens for the Guide(s) who holds our hand. - Beth Almond Ford
We're hoping to have Episode 21 up tonight or tomorrow morning. In the meantime, listen to Episode 20 here if you haven't had a chance!