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Monsters In The Mirror

Monster in the mirror

Not all serious problems are dramatic.

Even deadly ones are often silent.

Like a drop of blood in spit while brushing. Like a momentary fumble with a plate or cup. Like the futile grasp to remember a name or face.

They could be early warning signs of a blood cancer; of an impending stroke; or of Alzheimer’s.

On the other hand… they may be completely innocent.

Should we worry, then? Or do we reserve our panicked reactions only to the ones that arrive with a flash and a bang?

Like a heart attack. A nuclear accident. A contagious virus.

Hard to tell. Because…

Quiet dangers are still real.

But there’s a downside.

If we constantly seek subtle signs as harbingers of doom, we’ll always see monsters in the mirror.

And what kind of life would THAT be?

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