Losing someone is hard, but watching the person pass before your eyes is even harder. In Three Cups of Tea, Relin writes about Greg Mortenson watching his father slowly dying from cancer. The passage that I’d chosen comes from chapter four, Self –Storage.
“ When the weather was fine, he would carry his father outside, shocked by how much weight he had lost, to a lawn chair where he’d sit in the sun. Dempsey, still fixated ,perhaps, on the lush grounds of their compound in Moshi , took great care with his herb garden , and ordered his soon to leave no weeds standing.” ( pg 42)
I choose this quote because I felt drawn to the resistance of Dempsey. He tried not to let the cancer control him, but yet he relied on others to help him. I believe it connects to the ideas that everyone needs a little help and no one can do everything on their own.