The world is like an emergency ward because so many people are hurt.
Good-grief, there is so much pain and hurt, isn’t there?
Your task – your obligation – is that if you are ok, you need to help those that aren’t.
The strong, the uninjured, and the lucky going back for the weak and the wounded, like exhausted soldiers on a battlefield.
Of course, all of this requires losing yourself.
And being able to find the juice and graham crackers…
These issues always bring up so many questions.
She said that the world sometimes feels like the waiting room of the emergency ward and that we who are more or less OK for now need to take the tenderest possible care of the more wounded people in the waiting room, until the healer comes. You sit with people, she said, you bring them juice and graham crackers.
-Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies