“What’s worse than raining cats and dogs? Hailing taxis.”
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
I always thought a breaking heart was a bad or sad thing. But my heart has been broken open by love countless times.
Despite having “flown the nest,” a few breeds of birds, like nuthatches, continue to feed their young post-flight. I find that so tender.
Enough. I am not here to do it Right; I am here to do it Real.
It turns out this shortness of breath wasn’t caused by fluid in my lungs; it was 1.04 liters of fluid in my heart!
What do you mean that “Cancer has been one of the biggest blessings of your entire life”?
“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.” – Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
HealthAlliance’s mandate to treat everyone who walks through its doors means its emergency room often has to tend to persons not suffering an acute health crisis but, rather, dealing with a complicated mix of homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse, with some patients clocking over 100 visits a year.
Alan Alda says, “Doorways are where the truth is told.” At some point, we all find ourselves in the doorway from this earthly plane to the next. Some of us are closer than others.