"Unfortunately, no one can told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” That is Cancer. I thought I understood that life was transient when my dad died almost 12 years ago. I thought I did. I didn’t. Now I do. I try to hold onto hope that I could beat the odds that I see online for my rare, “orphan”, aggressive leukemia. Maybe one day I will be able to walk back into the sunlight having pushed the shadows back for another 20+ years. Maybe. But I know that for the rest of my life I’ll always see the Matrix.