Random thoughts from the ER on a Tuesday evening…9.1.20

Two years ago I began to write – some was decent, other garbage…

In reflection, I share the following snippets that have proven true over the ensuing years.

  1. A cancer diagnosis makes you sit up straight and pay attention.
    You focus your energy and thoughts, time becomes precious- there is none to waste.
    You reflect on the past, live every single minute of the present and pray hard for the future. You laugh, cry and love in new and different ways. Greetings are more joyful and taking one’s leave becomes increasingly difficult.
  2. I find that laughter really is the best medicine and tears the rawest, truest expression of emotion. Lately, in private, the tears have come easier and more often. Excuse me if they become more public.
    “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.“
    -Washington Irving
  3. Life is going to throw a lot of things at you and the worst thing you can do is try to carry them alone.
  4. I’m really not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of letting you down.
  5. Tears are words the heart can’t say.
  6. If you don’t learn to bend, you will break.

11 thoughts on “Random thoughts from the ER on a Tuesday evening…9.1.20

  • Love you so much, always here for you if you need to cry, laugh or anything else! I understand the precious time and how to make every second count! Love you dearly xo

  • Thinking and praying for you old friend. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on where you are tonight. All well said. Bob

  • It’s been a very long time since I last saw you but you’ve always meant so much to me. Praying for you always and sending my love. 💜🙏🏼

  • Listen you little mf. Laugh as much as you can. Know we are all here for you in spirit. Miss your little shitty laugh

  • I love everything about this and yes I agree, tears are sacred. I remember reading that our tears are all compositional different, expressing emotions we have no words for. They are powerful and we all need to shed more of them! I’m printing your thoughts out. They are words to live by. But please know there is absolutely no way you could ever let someone down. You are a brilliant, giving, thoughtful, caring, smart-ass funny, creative, talented, handsome man. You make the world a better place! Love you Clay!

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