“It is such a secret place…the land of tears…” Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It was Nursing Home Alley
and there she was
tied to her wheelchair
to hold her hand.
Parents and children
were walking by…
the adult pointed to his head
as if to say, “She is a bit off!”
to his children
dressed so properly
WHAT WAS IT ???
embarrassment at human emotion
embarrassment at tears
embarrassment at not knowing what to do
do we shy away from compassion?
do we find it so easy to tie a human being to a chair
but are unable to extend a hand and comfort that person?