I love the zombie apocolypse TV show The Walking Dead. I could get into how richly drawn this world is, how the characters struggle with good/evil in a changed world, how Carol and Darryl are super bad asses and then suddenly show their sensitive side. But I'm not writing a television blog, I'm writing a blog about living with metastatic cancer.
So I can't relate to Carol,or Rick, or Darryl. I relate to the actual Walking Dead, aka the Zombies.
Why shouldn't I?
My life, indeed, is much like those of the Walking Dead. I'm wandering around in this purgatory, between life and death, looking for sustenance wherever I can find it. I can't think of a future nor focus on my past. My life has to exist in this very moment. And I make weird noises when I'm hungry too.
As a metastatic woman, we are often considered the untouchables. The zombies to be feared - we got the disease that nobody wants. And so I relate to my zombie friends on the show, who no longer have any motivation but to eat brains.
Okay, I really cannot take these metaphors any further. I just think it would be totally cool to be a Walker on the Walking Dead. I set bucket list items long ago when first found out I was incurable, and then got too busy trying to survive to worry about any of it. But now, nearly five years later, I'm doing okay. Being on the set of a TV show was on the original list. I don't have a lot of interest in the acting side but I do have a lot of fascination with the technical side of what happens to make a TV show come together. It would be very cool to be on the set of the Walking Dead, and get to be a zombie and see how they film a show.
I have a friend who lives in Georgia so maybe I could visit her, and I could maybe do a go fund me to pay for the trip out there.
So, in June, I will have survived 5 years with metastatic cancer. Let's get me on the Walking Dead.
My husband says, "Do you think you can travel?" And I say, "I'm not sure." Because I haven't had to go anywhere. I have avoided all elective travel because I don't do time change very well. But hey, some things are worth it.
If one of the true walking dead could be on an episode of the Walking Dead, that would be epic. So share this, tweet it, repost it - lets get it out there into the world, and lets get this not dead yet lady on the Walking Dead.