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The Grieving Room

It’s been nearly 20 years and I am drained

Photo by Sara Bakhshi on Unsplash

As I listened to her breathe on the other end of the phone while I asked pertinent questions about the radiology procedures I was scheduling for her, I noticed a break in her responses. I paused. I could hear her softly crying and everything in me shifted. This had been a moment for me to turn up the sunshine — to be my whole and empathetic self — not to cry…

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