Laura Weaver, USA

Director of Writing and Programs, PassageWorks Institute. http://passageworks.org/

  • This luminous moment

    Laura Weaver, USA

    (Submitted by the author)

    It was a day in February - a day like any other day. Cold, clear skies blazing behind the Rocky Mountains. People sipping coffee in cafés. Toddlers laughing on park swings. And an MRI film on a screen before me, showing a large tumor in my pituitary gland. Benign, the doctor said. But the tumor was pushing against my pituitary stalk, driving upwards towards my optic nerves, and edging towards my carotid arteries. Something shifted in me. I was facing a major health crisis, and I was only 35 years old.