Lent at the Hospice

Source: cbs.com
The beauty of the late-winter snow on the trees

make it look like Christmas all over again.

We are past the bad news.

From “I love yous” to

“where is the lily I brought her yesterday?” to

“I should have put in my dentures” to

“what did she eat?”.

It is all unhurried,

time to care

for what appears to be the “little things”.

Only time for acceptance and peace and reconciliations.

Saw a bible beside Anna’s bed.

Wanted to ask her what her favourite passage was.

But she was asleep.

I need to learn to read the signs

of one who reaches out wordlessly.

“How do you feel about being here?” I asked him.

“We all have to die.” said Jim.

Thank God for their family and friends

and their “I love yous .”

Grace Colella graduated from Regis College, attends Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, is an associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, volunteers in a hospice and is involved in spreading the word for Guaranteed Basic Income.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 09:34h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you Grace!

  • Darcy Mann
    Posted at 11:05h, 14 March Reply

    That’s exactly what I thought. Driving home Friday afternoon in the snow storm, and looking at all the beautiful white trees, I thought, WOW, this really feels just like Christmas eve, all over again… My mood immediately changed for the better.

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