Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mutant Terrorists

Imagine feeling a little peckish, going to the doctor, and finding out that your body has been invaded by an army of mutants. They have set up encampments in your lungs, brain, and nestled into bone outcroppings. These terrorists strike with a vengeance, robbing the indigenous population of nourishment and life force.

The battle to drive out the alien forces must be fought on all fronts, with tactical savvy and superior technology. Like a once free country whose borders have been overrun by hostile forces, it will take a Herculean effort to vanquish the voracious and deranged beings now inhabiting your sacred land.

This, my friends, is called cancer. To wake up one day thinking you simply have a back pain fixable with physical therapy, to finding out that aliens have landed in your body proper, is shocking. Hard to grasp. We see but we don't believe. Not me. Not my loved one. No!

And the Buddha's words come to mind. The cause of all suffering is birth, old age, sickness and death. Ah so. This too I must accept.

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