I have a friend who is going through an experience with cancer. We have shared so many happy times together: holidays and working together. Now I accompany her as she lives this new and unknown space of cancer. She states “this is all new and unknown.” I realize this is unknown for me too. Part of me wants to pull back. I am fearful and would like to avoid this unknown territory. The choice is clearly before me. I choose to let the awareness of my friend’s situation enter within. I accompany her and we learn as we go. I am so grateful.