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Postcard from Taiwan #1

•, by Michael Nystrom

She had surgery, the tumor in her colon was removed, and she appeared to be much better. We were all optimistic. Unfortunately, the cancer had already spread to her liver. She chose to go the traditional chemotherapy route, and over the last year her condition only deteriorated.

Samantha flew back last night, because it looks like her sister will be leaving this world soon. I'm here in the U.S., looking through the pictures I took last year. At the time I meant to share them at the DP, but the days were so long; there was no rest; my mind and heart were heavy; I had no mood. It was such an intense period, like staring directly at the sun.

Time heals all wounds, and tones down the intensity of events past. So here are few memories from last year at this time.

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