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‘You get one life, you enjoy it responsibly, then you die’

‘You get one life, you enjoy it responsibly, then you die’
Mumbai journalist Mayank Bhatt, who moved to Canada in 2008, passed away on August 1. He chronicled the progress of his illness on The Beacon.

” Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag This will be the last in the series of essays that I have been writing since I was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in mid-2020.“My point is that illness is not a metaphor, and that the most truthful way of regarding illness – and the healthiest way of being ill – is one most purified of, most resistant to, metaphoric thinking.” Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag Between hope and despair lies the realm of anxiety.” Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag For me, much as I resist accepting the notion of fate and destiny, they mean dying prematurely and leaving behind a family in emotional desolation, and economic destitution.

” Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag I am gripped by a general sense of sadness, which is not fear or pain of dying, or the pain of leaving behind my loved ones.” Illness as a Metaphor, Susan Sontag I began journaling my journey as a cancer patient because I believed and believe that I was and am going through what is unarguably a treacherous phase in my life that will culminate in my death.

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