Embracing Imperfection

Mary Swan-Bell
4 min readFeb 15, 2022

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned the hard way that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.” — Gilda Radner

I didn’t just want a perfect ending; I wanted a perfect everything. Perfect house and job and vacations. Perfect body and hair and skin. Perfect relationships and friendships and family. Perfect marriage and kids and pets. It took a cancer diagnosis for me to…

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Mary Swan-Bell

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