Dec 30th 2007

In honor of hospice workers, and the patients who died in 2007

Posted in Hospice Volunteers

December 30, 2007 – This is in honor of the staff, nurses, doctors and social workers of Washington County Hospice and Palliative Care and the extraordinary work they do every day. It is also in honor of the hospice patients Izzy and I saw this year who died during 2007. It was a pleasure and a gift to have known them. They left the world peacefully, in comfort and with love, care and dignity.

Death Snips Proud Men

Death is stronger than all the governments because the governments
are men and men die and then death laughs: Now you see ‘em, now you don’t.

Death is stronger than all proud men and so death snips proud men on the nose,
throws a pair of dice and says: Read ‘em and weep.

Death sends a radiogram every day: When I want you I’ll drop in – and then one day
he comes with a master-key and lets himself in and says: we’ll go now.

Death is a nurse mother with big arms: “Twon’t hurt you at all; it’s your time now; you just
need a long sleep, child; what have you had anyhow better than sleep?”
- Carl Sandburg