My kid has cancer.
This is sad.
But no one would describe me as a sad or melancholy person. But people expect me to be sad. But I don't want to be sad all the time. It sucks.
I walk around feeling like a dark gray cloud over the world; people look at me and feel sad. I don't like having that kind of impact on people. That's not how I roll. I make people happy, or try to. I laugh at myself and make fun of celebrities and stupid things people do.
I know people are concerned and scared for me. I know people are nervous about saying or doing the wrong thing.
But I don't want you to be unhappy.