Love Is The Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion

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I'm Here Right Now

I'm Here Right Now

I was funny.

More funny than cute.

A girl named Dana called me ugly.

I was good at making my friends laugh.

Good at distracting the bullies with a joke.

Constantly trying to survive another day without getting beat up.

Pleasing others.


Leaving the present moment to escape.

Maybe powerful belly laughs could bring me back to the present.

So I tried to create thunderstorms of laughter.

It worked.

I survived.

I thrived.

I'm here right now.