A few days ago, my bride was diagnosed with breast cancer and things changed for all of us. I'm not going to tell her story, but I will write about the things I notice differently because of this visitor. And so far, I note that I notice things quite differently. I mean, there's not a sparkle or lens or dimension that's different--maybe more detail, more texture in the things that are around us. Certain things are slower, but time often races as we scurry through traffic from facility to facility and doctor to doctor. Films, millimeters, shadows, markers, accelerated radiation, and on, and on, and on. Intellectually we understand, but there are movie-like qualities to this experience because I don't think we were supposed to be here, doing this. On the other hand, we have an opportunity to grow our relationship, to learn more about ourselves and each other. We have family, friends, and faith. So...although a small cancer has come to visit, it's leaving soon and will not be welcome back.