Friday, June 13, 2008

“Each disease is uncertain in its outcome, and within that uncertainty, we find real hope, because a tumor has not always read the textbook, and a treatment can have unexpectedly dramatic impact. This is the great paradox of true hope: Because nothing is absolutely determined, there is not only reason to fear but also reason to hope. And so we must find ways to bridle fear and give greater rein to hope.”

Jerome Groopman, M.D., How People Prevail in the Face of Illness: The Anatomy of Hope


Day-spring: The first appearance of light in the morning.

Isn't that a great word? It is far more accurate than sunrise, since we know the sun doesn't move and yet we persist in the ocular illusion. But what really happens is that as the earth turns, day springs up from night. Speaking of which, I'd better get to bed. It's almost time for day-spring.

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