A newborn cries
in the same moment;
a soul flies heavenward.
I haven't participated in One Deep Breath in a while but this topic grabbed my attention.
The topic I chose came from my work as a nurse.I was working about two weeks ago and we had an elderly man who was dying and alone and couldn't communicate at the time of his death a baby was born. I know this because at our hospital when a baby is born they play a snippet of a lullaby over the loudspeaker to let the staff and visitors know that a little one has been born.The topic for this week struck me because at that moment great sadness and joy went hand in hand.
In several of the books I have read lately the authors mention that nurse,firefighters, social workers, and cops are faced with the truth that in all the idyllic places like Martha's Vineyard, Aspen, etc. there is a dark side, a side that other people can pretend doesn't exist.These professions see this side of life all too freqently. It saddens me to see people who die alone without those they knew or loved.It also makes me feel that nursing really is a calling when you might be the last one to touch that patient,the last voice they hear. I read in the Oregonian several months ago about a volunteer organization that provides volunteers to be with these type patients.
On a much lighter note here are some funny sites to check out:
Rice Paddies as art-these are just beautiful.
Freud lollipops-these could have so many hidden meanings.lol.
Funny face corn-just what everyone needs a funny face kitchen tool.