Day 26 of this - uh, what really is it? What are the vernacular metaphors for such an event as going through cancer? I find most of them just plain old dumb, others sophomoric, and yet more saccharine.In a bit of shock, I realized we are only on
- roller coaster ride (well, they make you feel sick right?)
- life journey (oooh, too Dr Phil, televangelist)
- voyage out (Hmmm...Spike Jonze, V Woolf)
- psycho rocket ride to La La Land - no wait, those are from the drugs AFTER, my bad
- daily excursion into the unknown of carcinoid hell
Kate's Preferred Definition : The Voyage.
But not only out, but back in. It reminds me both of Virginia Woolf, whom I adore, and whose books provide me almost everytime with imperfect imagery; and of Where the Wild Things Are, with its implicit messaging of love in a hot meal at the end of long journey, no questions asked.
But first, there the Voyage - Part I - OUT
From Section II Time Passes
To the Lighthouse
"Well, we must wait for the future to show," said Mr. Bankes. coming in from the terrace.
"It's almost too dark to see," said Andrew, coming up from the beach.
"One can hardly tell which is the sea and which is the land," said Prue.
And from Where the Wild Things Are
and he sailed off through night and day
and in an out of weeks and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.