Friday, March 2, 2012


I love my patients. Most of them are pretty old. I love asking them questions and learning from them. My favorite thing to see is patients who have been married for a long time. They love each other and I love how they show it. They hold hands, they watch each other sleep.

They talk.

I love how they keep each other company. I also love soft, wrinkled hands. Kind eyes. Pink nail polish. Cotton-white curls. Wrinkles. Laughing lines. Chanel No. 5. Fragile. Sweet. Innate strength. Denture paste. Determination. Family. Tissues. Floppy ears. Grandchildren. Nightgowns. Old wedding rings.

But mostly their soft, wrinkled hands.

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