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just a brief aside…  in case you hadn't noticed – the poppy in the header block, slowly withered away over the past 11 days – which was pretty much keeping pace with the dwindling number of folk wearing them on their coat lapels during that time – till now, I don't think you'll find one again until next year.
 
as with Remembrance Day, the periodic cancer "months" tend to bring some fleeting attention to specific cancers, but unless you are personally touched by the disease, it tends to fade from our memories pretty quickly.
 
and isn't that OK?  should we be constantly occupied with loss and illness – whether as a result of wars (past and present) or various diseases including cancers?  I don't think so… as an extremely wise man once penned at the beginning of the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes:
 
There is an appointed time for everything-
… A time to give birth and a time to die;
… A time to weep and a time to laugh;
    a time to mourn and a time to dance.
… A time for war and a time for peace.
 
so, let's return to our very "forgettable" story – tomorrow…  for now occupy yourself with something awesome – like your spouse, your children or the multitude of online early Black Friday sales surprise