A powerful cartoon on PBS, by Jack Ohman, with the perfect title: “In my dad’s final weeks, I was still in Denial, “ reminded me, this morning, of the time of my husband's illness. I too, till the last moment, was in complete denial.
This is an essay in which I argue that denial could be helpful when dealing with tragedy.
Sometimes I hear people remark “she is in complete denial,” several years ago that's probably how they described me. They could not have known, but at that time I chose denial as a way of life and as the best course of action. After my husband was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, and heard from the Oncologist about his prognosis, I decided to put that knowledge aside.
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Jack Ohman's cartoon