A Parenthesis in Eternity

A Letter to a Friend

Dear Leah,

Know that I am with you in your moment of trial.

I wish I could say, “Do not let cancer rob you of your inner joy and zest for life. ” But I do not really know anything. All I can say is this: Cancer does not define you.

Before I will attempt to write your personalized math equation, please allow me to say that we all face a certain struggle  in life. How we look at each problem and the manner by which we respond to it seem to dictate the weight of our burden.


There is one thing that I am certain about humans, though. We are all created in HIS image. HE who is love and the source of everything good and eternal.

You are a child of the light. That is why you always bring such joy to your family, friends, and colleagues. You continue to radiate hope and faith, more so now that you are battling with the Big C, than you ever have been.

If I were to summarize your life’s journey using math, then I believe that the equation r = a – b sinθ models your story.

Let the coefficient, a, refer to the strength of your faith in HIM and b equal to HIS love for you, such that a = b =1. Then the equation of your journey becomes: r = 1-sinθ, the graph of which is a heart-shaped polar curve known as cardioid, from the Greek word “kardia,” for heart.

The polar equation r = 1-sin θ, therefore, signifies that you, Leah, are LOVE MANIFEST. Cancer cannot change that fact.

Always take time to whisper a prayer of gratitude for each breaking dawn because tomorrow is not promised.  Stay positive, keep the faith, and live life to the fullest!

To borrow the wisdom of Paulo Coelho:

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

You are always in my heart and prayers!

Ma’am Mayette

P.S. Leah has joined her Creator. This was posted in her FB wall: 

“Graduation time has finally come for me. With gratitude for the chance to journey thru life with you, I just joined the Lord wholeheartedly bringing along fond memories. Thank you very much for being a part of my journey. God bless you and your loved ones! ” ~ Maria Leah C. H. (July 2, 1974 – July 29, 2014)

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