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What is it like to read the blog of a cancer survivor? Page frantically through the endless branchings of her thoughts. Look for the most recent date. March 5.

2013?

Thank God she’s alive.

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What is it like to read a blog entry about an anorexic?

You look at the pictures of Valeria.

She looks so old.

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You read the uplifting words of the cancer survivor on her 65th birthday.

She seems so young.

I was “liked” by the latter and “followed” by the former, one right after the other in my e-mail. Oneanna65 began her blog with a recipe for “cancer killing soup”. Meanwhile, Valeria The other was the subject of a blog, a cautionary tale about a woman fighting to recover from an eating disorder, so that she could someday have a baby.

Both blogs seem to say, “You are what you eat.”
In a few seconds, I am lifted up, and brought down.

Reading the blog of oneanna65, that positive angel of a cancer survivor,
I came across her poem:

My heart
shattered
so many times
on so many pieces
it was impossible
to find them
so instead
waisting time
trying to find
and put it back
in one
I go on
and now
there are
so many pieces
of my heart
blown by the wind
all over the world
I don’t mind
I have
one little piece
of my heart
left for myself

And it made me smile again. If I could, I would send Valeria oneanna’s poem, and let her know:

Valeria, you are not nothing.

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