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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Closer to My Heart

After missing last week's Saturday Centus except for reading others' posts, I a glad to be back. This is my favorite meme, and I am determined that my work schedule not keep me away. Jenny Matlock's prompt this week was, at first, a real puzzler for me, but after I published a post on my blog, The Red Sweater, the meme wrote itself. You will find the Saturday Centus button on my sidebar. Please click and join the wonderful writers you will meet there. Here is my contribution for this week. You will see the prompt in bold letters.


My mind wandered as I drove over country roads, verdant and more lush than to be expected in the incredible August heat wave. Checking my rear view mirror occasionally as I usually do, I saw the small town of Barnesville dissolve in the distance and turned my thoughts back to Jenny’s prompt.

Objects in the rear view mirror are closer than they appear...

I had just left a dying man, having been at his home by a fluke, and I had treated him and taught his family how to help him die.

Yes, objects in my rear view mirror were much closer to my heart than they appeared.



This post is linked to Saturday Centus.

12 comments:

Kat said...

Synchronicity indeed. What a perfect prompt this turned out to be. Simple and so heartfelt, beautifully written Claudia. Kat

Viki said...

This was beautiful. I read your post earlier on Red Sweater but I don't think I commented. Sorry, I think you make a wonderful hospice nurse. I think you have the gift for it. Great Centus too.

easternsparkle said...

This is very moving and well written.

Sue said...

Lovely, CJ, and even more so in conjunction with the hospice post.

=)

Tgoette said...

A very poignant and thoughtful piece, CJ. Beautifully done!

~Lissa said...

Kat took the words right out of my mouth. This is so simple and so heartfelt. Truly beautiful. Great job!

jeff campbell said...
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jeff campbell said...

Cj, this is such a quiet, respectful and reflective piece. It suits my early morning mood very nicely...thank you and stay cool ;-)

Cheryl said...

Tom took the words right out my mouth. Lot of that going around on this post.

Terra said...

very nice words! glad you came back this week.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

So much for professional detachment, as part of your heart is already left behind...very touching.

Jenny said...

Thank you for taking us with you on this little journey of compassion and care.

I don't know how you do what you do.

But bless you for it.

And thanks for sharing just a tiny bit of what it feels like in your use of this prompt.

Hugs.