Moments of camaraderie occur and there is a glimpse of wanting to do more things together.
Years of illness have impoverished his life, the patient is torn between the shut – in quality of his thought-word and the enticements of the outside word. Invite him out.
We don’t need to create special events for him; simply bring him into some of the richness of our own life. Our shift time together is not only for the patient, it is also for us …
of Edward M. Podvoll
Shambhala Publications – November 2003