Thursday, October 13, 2011
Spending the day in a super busy room with lots of people yesterday I had ample opportunity listen to and think about the losses and worries of others. In normal conditions these same patients waiting for surgery for multiple reasons would be the people you'd pass at the grocery, bus stop, or bowling alley and we wouldn't have a clue something was amiss.
I'm reminded by this card, if we did, it would probably make us thankful for the burdens we carry; because the burdens and sorrows many of my bedmates were carrying would have crushed me like a bug. My doctor is confident she got it ALL, every last bit!
"Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world." ~
Edwin Markham 1852-1940