Thank you Kittyfor speaking to the realities we face in this juxtaposition of dream versus reality. Your life of living between the US and EU and your stepmother’s cancer show how hard it to deal with some realities of the situation, but seems like you do it well.
I try to bring a thought of living in the now and reality without giving up on hope, but it is a continual fight. Reality is only as hard as we make it. Resistance is sometime the reason we feel crushed in the end. Feeling whatever it is sooner gives us more time to deal with whatever we did not want to feel.