The night-side of life

Dr Tony O’Brien, one of the speakers at the spirituality conference quoted the late Susan Sontag in his presentation. I would like to share these words, which come from her book,  Illness as Metaphor, written after her cancer treatment, as I know it will resonate with many of you.

“Illness is the night-side of life..everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”