Thought Catalog

Ill

When I Got Sick

I began to make meticulous lists. Lists of people I needed to tell I loved them more often. Things I needed to do before I died.

The Complex Joy Of Being Sick

At some point, I learned something important: that being ill could dissolve the uncompromising infrastructure of your young life like so many bad dreams. Instantaneously, sympathy! Others to do for you what normally you were left alone to manage! And most importantly, liberty from obligation.