Personal piece which is an emotive response to a Sarah McLachlan's song "Hold On"
This is piece is deeply emotional to me in many ways, as the song is/was about a woman singing about her partner who is/was dying of AIDS.
It strikes close to home because a few years ago I had an AIDS scare - from a very poorly informed G.P. while checking up my eczema. I underwent the blood tests and lived through mental hell for three days, as I waited for the results. Fortunately, I was HIV negative, but for those three days I contemplated my mortality and my purpose in life.
I never came up with an answer, but I did come appreciate my life, and the life of others around me.
I also came to the conclusion that we are all dying - some just faster than others. I took some comfort in that.