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I don’t like to use the word ‘gift’ because it’s overused, but that really was a gift. Dale and I looked at each other, and we said, ‘Here it is. ’ Dale even joked about it when we found out that I had cancer; he said it would be a terrible shame if I died of something else, since I had worried so much about cancer all my life. Obviously, you don’t just lie down once you know you’ve got cancer. You don’t just fold up and crash. You fight to keep living with everything you have. That’s why I thought chemotherapy was the answer at first, because I felt I was really fighting the disease with everything I had.
Like anyone, I worried about what people thought and said of me behind my back, but I hadn’t really looked at those worries closely and realized what an awful burden they were; how much they can affect your life year after year. And now: to know that if someone felt something wrong in me, they would come and tell me – it was like new ground under my feet. All too often our relationships with others are broken because we lack this trust. For whatever reason, justifiable or not, we do not dare to believe that we will be loved just as we are, with all our shortcomings and foibles.
The day my turn came, I got up in front of the class and told them that I would not do it. My ultimate allegiance belonged to God, I said, not to a piece of cloth. You could have heard a pin drop, my teacher and classmates were so stunned. This was unthinkable! It was the height of the Cold War and the McCarthy era, when anyone stepping out of line was automatically suspected of being a communist informer and a traitor. In Washington, the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee hearings were in full swing.
Drained: Stories of People Who Wanted More by Johann Christoph Arnold