The Hospice: The lonely and the brave

The loneliest journey in the world is that taken by the gravely ill.

10th February, 2007

The loneliest journey in the world is that taken by the gravely ill. No matter what kindness is shown them - the love, the care - they are utterly alone. I have apprehended that terrible look of desperation and racing panic in the eyes of those close to me as they drew near to death.

Saddest of all is their aloneness, set against one’s own helplessness. The dying are dealing with another reality, the harshest...

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