Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Gift of Biology

Learning about a congenital abnormality you've carried around with you your entire life is humbling.  A ticking time bomb, the Acella Express to Strokesville revealed.  Relief ("it's not my fault"), anger ("why has it taken 57 years to figure this out?"), excitement ("you mean I get to live longer?"), confusion ("you mean I get to live longer?"), guilt ("why me, and not my predecessors?")..... A grandmother (my namesake) who died at age 40 and a father who died at 74; all sharing a similar Gift of Biology.

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