Locked in Church

Locked in Church Settling onto my usual spot on the floor of this small nursing facility room, I notice that my patient’s attention is focused inward, as it so often is these days.  Her small body has been washed, her hair combed, and she has been propped up with pillows inside the chair that is much too large for her.  Although she faces the stunning mountains outside her window, filled with Colorado summer wildflowers and radiating sunshine, she is not here.  She is not, however, “nowhere”, as it may appear to some.   Her focus is intent; she sees something I … Continue reading Locked in Church