Ovadia & Sons SS 2013.
Where the inspirational figure is selected for us, and the gap between their life and ours is too great, the effect is not one of encouragement but of disillusionment - especially if their story is told in terms of personal qualities like bravery or persistence.
Knowing a famous person has the same impairment as you can be reassuring, but only in the vague way that hearing of a successful distant relative is reassuring.
Most of us will never scale Everest, compete for our country at sports or have a showbiz career. This doesn’t mean we’ve failed.
i love this one! the look on the little girl’s face is priceless!
All week horribly depressing cancer cases. Oh, you’re generally healthy and have no history of cancer and you are only 60 but look about 55? Well now you have a huge brain tumor. What’s that? You’ve never even smoked and you’re also generally healthy? You have a 3 cm lung mass. Oh that foot drop you were having evaluated? surprise you have lung AND brain masses and you have no family to support you through this or take you to your appointments. You are only FORTY SEVEN and you are battling lung cancer. You had breast cancer 23 years ago and now you have omental caking and probably ovarian cancer but you kind of knew that but your two children didn’t. What?! I thought I could but I don’t think I could do oncology. The empathy is overwhelming
Organophosphate poisoning?! Whaaattttttt
This morning, THREE dead deer on the highway. I’ve maybe seen one my entire life? (this feels biblical?)
Universe! are you telling me to stop whining and being dramatic about things like MY future? (you’re seriously bitching about being on a waitlist?) Because that’s how I’m taking this, so thank you. I don’t have brain cancer and I’m not dead on the side of the road and my body isn’t purging itself of all bodily fluids because I consumed pestisides so I really can’t fucking complain. Everything will work out; hopefully for all of those patients especially.