...about the important things in life.
I just found out that my high-school English teacher, whom I have known for forty years (!) and whom I consider a dear friend, is once again suffering from cancer. She beat breast cancer 22 years ago, but now it's back and it's metastisized.
My friend has been into seriously "clean" eating for many years, mainly due to health issues (fibromyalgia, in addition to a first bout of cancer). She's done all the right things but now she's sick again. She's going to fight this by both conventional and unconventional means and I will support her, as will all her friends.
But it's a message to all of us: many things are far beyond our control. We can make superhuman efforts to control our health, our weight, our nerves, our whatever...and still we can be struck down.
I can only hope my friend will live many more years.