I have spent the past weeks sitting beside my daddy as cancer wins the war.

Why am I telling you this? For sympathy? To make you even more sad? NO.

I am learning about life as I watch it slip away.

I am no stranger to sitting around in hospital rooms. Neither are you.

This time it is different.

I am totally in the NOW.

I am not worrying about medications. I am not planning a future.

I am not making lists. I am not researching treatments.

I am sitting beside my daddy watching him breathe.

It’s been like hours of meditation.

I am paying attention to every detail like a researcher or reporter.

Totally immersed in the moment.

Coming from nowhere, going to nowhere.

Just here.




Author: Flower Roberts

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