at a bedside
painful feet (mine)
AND clear blue sky (ours)
is that what it’s like?
We do ‘know’.
And yet we don’t know and that’s most likely a good thing. Facing life, so too with facing death, at heart baffling the everyday mind. And, at the same time – the ever-present clear blue sky.
Added after initial publication of this post: I have been dipping in and out of this book: With The End in Mind How to live and die well by Kathryn Mannix a Palliative Care doctor in the UK.
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What an honest and clear reflection.I often think how close and somehow similar are life and death.Entwined together.
The boundless sky. Thank you Rev Mugo. 🙏
Yes Allie, the boundless sky. Always good to remember, and be reminded by unfolding circumstances. Sudden and gradual.
It’s this perspective that helped me as a palliative care nurse….How completely ordinary and wonderfully humbling to be a midwife of death!!!
The loss of some is harder to endure, though I have a feeling that’s more to do with me hanging on than those letting go.
Thanks, Gareth. Didn’t know you had been a nurse. What an honour. I have been reading, dipping in and out, of a book by Kathryn Mannix, With the End in Mind, How to live and die well. I rate it highly. I’ll pop a link to that book on the post. I’d intended to do that and then I had to go to a business meeting so published sooner than I had intended.