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

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Just forget about it.


Better be safe.

Better be safe than sorry.

No way.

No way I'm telling her I love her.

No way I'm driving all the way down I-95 just to meet her.

Philly to DC is too far.

Too far to venture.

Long distance relationships don't work.


She's outta my league.


Her voice was nice.

She was so cool on the phone.

So cool on the landline.

Nothing ventured.

Well, what's the harm in one road trip?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 

One tiny adventure can't hurt.

She might hate me.

But maybe she won't.

I could get hurt.

To love is to risk getting hurt.


But, to not love is to risk not knowing love.

There's the onramp to I-95 South.