Funny where life takes you. Today, the day before Thanksgiving, I visited an 86 year old woman in an intensive care unit. 24 hours earlier, doctors were digging around inside her, removing a malignant tumor the size of a walnut, severing and remaking various connections as they went along.
This afternoon, she was smiling, making jokes, and reminding two generations of family and friends of the importance of living an interesting life. I'll compensate for the cheesiness here by keeping this post short, but this year, I'm thankful that not all super-heroes are fictional.