Posts Tagged: hospital
There are things poetry can do and things it can’t. And while my aim is to ease suffering, sometimes the work is to be with it.
Finding the words to console someone ill or grieving is an intensely complicated process. What do you say to someone in a waiting room fraught with anxiety?...more
In the latest installment of The Toast’s “unglamorous series about DUIs and drinking problems,” Rebecca Pederson relates everything she remembers about being hit by an intoxicated driver while crossing the street one night.
It’s remarkable not just for the inherent horror of the events (“I heard my skull crack before I felt it”) but also for the way Pederson seems to have survived through sheer sass:
I woke up suddenly in a helicopter.