COVID-19 @ 4:00 AM

“Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering.”Matthieu Ricard

His breathing is slow, broken, harsh – Que Pasa?!

His temperature is falling; but he shivers – Que Pasa?!

His body trembles; 3 blankets are not enough – Que Pasa?!

Emergency Response Team gathers – noises, voices, pain – Que Pasa?!

Michael; can you breathe? If something happens, do not resuscitate, you hear! Michael; can you breathe? Cold oxygen pumping through now –Nurse! Cold oxygen; night of many sorrows – Doctor! I wish for more warm blankets – Administrator! Roommate; you stay with us – you hear? Nobody is dying here, OK!? Care: Good grief; blood pressure dropping ominously – you stay here! Michael; can you hear me? Breathe deep now; in, and out | Breathe gently now; in and out | Breathe dulcemente now; in and out. Think of your beloved daughter; breathe in and out | Hope: Think about what remains to be done; breathe in and out | Feel the loving welcoming embrace of your closest friends; breathe in and out | Michael; can you hear me now? Can you breathe? Compassion: Your daughter is smiling at you; do you see her? People care about you and yours story, trust me. Stay with us; you hear?! No dying is allowed here, you hear!? Yes; breathe in; breathe out. Love surrounds you. I am here.

© Leo Campos Aldunez

Edmonton, AB (Canada)

Theme: Bombay |

© Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra


Album: The Hours Between Night & Day

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