In Jan 2012, I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Prognosis 9 mths. 2 years later, I'm still here. During these past 2 years, something did die. Words are not adequate to accurately describe what died, and what continues to live. A profound stillness has taken hold in my mind and throughout my entire being. English is no longer my first language; silence has become more familiar and truthful.