I didn’t know what to say to him then.
We talked for another hour after that. I ended up writing that I didn’t think he should look at it “like that,” because he isn’t a statistic. But I don’t know if that was the right thing to say. I don’t know what the right thing to say IS. I just feel very, very out of my league here.
(Sorry, for those who don’t know what I’m talking about, this is a conversation between me and Dan, my high school sweetheart, who just arrived in Boston to undergo chemo for his second round against Hodgkin’s Disease. He’ll be there for the next 3-4 months, and then he’s going to recover at my parents’ downtown condo in Chicago. I’m planning to take June & July to be with him there.)