Posts by Kristin Nordmark

Kristin Nordmark is a freelance writer who always searches for a meaningful way to connect with the world around her through the written word. She holds an MA in History of Ideas and an MSc in Political Science. You can follow her on medium.com/@kristinnordmark.

How I Found Hope in my Father’s Terminal Cancer

“Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty, even in times of greatest distress.” ~Milan Kundera

When my father received a terminal cancer diagnosis, I went through a wave of different emotions. Fear, anger, sadness. It opened a completely new dictionary that I had not had access to before. A realm of experiences, thoughts, and emotions that lie at the very bedrock of human life was suddenly revealed to me.

After the initial horror and dread at hearing the news had subsided, I was surprised to find a new sense of meaning and …