Friday, November 27, 2015

My View #163 - The Human Touch

I was in hospital for a few days recently, and was struck to see a tableau so lovely, it made me shed a tear. An old man, unable to feed himself, was being spoon-fed by a nurse. That is nothing new, it is every meal, every day it happens, but this was different, it was their faces that told the story. His face, very old, looked with gratitude, love and trust and thanks. Her face was understanding, patient, her eyes full of compassion, and a smile in her eyes and on her mouth. The old being helped by the young. God bless them, it is a hard life but all nurses do it well. This is just one unexpected case, of seeing the best at a moment in time, I won't ever forget.

Letty Evans
July 24, 2009