Happiness does not require a cure.
Neither does feeling at peace with illness.
Otherwise, I am sentenced to discontentment,
Gripped by anxiety or resentment.
If happiness presumes wellness
I forego each day’s openings—for
Passion and learning, significance and purpose.
For indescribable joy with those I love.
Looking at the horizon for a cure
Must not take my eyes away for a cure.
From beautiful vistas and
Sacredness before me.
Illness teaches this.
I am also learning that,
While it may surprise us,
Healing can precede cures.
Used by permission of the author.