A friend sent a Maxine Cooks line that was totally appropriate to the day:
“I read recipes the same way I read science fiction — I get to the end and think ‘Well, that’s not gonna happen'”
It was especially funny as an extremely simple recipe was beyond me, all that day. Thanks to God’s timing, I was able to laugh and say “It’s not gonna happen! Who knew cooking would turn into science fiction?”
If your friend going through cancer has requested jokes, please send them. You never know which joke might be exactly the laugh your friend needs to get through something hard.