Jill Lepore On the Lingering of Loss

Jill Lepore's friend, Jane, was diagnosed with an eventually fatal case of leukemia right about the time Jill, herself, became pregnant. Jill Lepore writes: 

She's found out she had leukemia right about when I started trying to get pregnant. Her cells divided. My cells divided. Our selves divided.

The power and poetry of those words and has stayed with me for weeks.

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