accompanying the sick …

Millet’s ‘The Sick Child’

“The simple and daily gesture of a mother, when looked at deeply, reflects the love and patience of those who elect to entirely devote themselves to keep the ill person company. But it may be that only she who takes part in giving birth can most serenely accept the tribulations and sacrifices which inexorably mark every man’s way.”

Read the rest of Laura d’Ambrosio’s commentaryJournal of Medicine and the Person.