Some Days

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Together we...

Together we sat / the stillness of the of the room / the eye of the hurricane surrounding us / a sacred moment as both worlds connect / the moment is fleeting / we continue on separate paths / separate but together / we hope for the future

Lindsay
Chicago

Together we...

we can change the world, one patient at a time. I'm looking forward to that day when all will have a voice and peace will be in all our hearts and soar throughout the land.


Some days with grace and grit...

I know I'll pick myself up, brush off the dirt and the blood, and walk tall forward lighting a way toward healing.

Kim Frier
Columbus, OH

Some days I/you...

wish to cure all that ails us--to take away the suffering and pain, to ease the burden, to create safe passage, to carry the weight of the world/Other days, I just want to hide, to be tucked away, to be relieved of this duty, this calling, this path that I've chosen for myself/But still I come back--to seek that cure, to relieve that suffering, to lift that burden, to create that safe passage, to carry that weight.

Brittany Waterman
Columbus, Ohio

Together we...

Together we will wrap our patients in blanket of caring

Jillian
Columbus

I/You will...

falter/ and then return to our work/ serving others brings purpose/ and brings spiritual meaning to life.

Daniel
Bemidji, MN

Some days I/you...

I fear losing my balance and falling forward dragging all near me along the chasm of emptiness I feel.

Kim Frier
Columbus, OH

Some days are like...

are like a breath of fresh air, an abrupt weightlessness

Chris H
Salem, Ohio

Together we...

Together we work to find calm, peace, comfort in the chaos. Together we blur boundaries when a patient needs simple kindness and even love we work... Together

Skip Radwany
Akron

Together we...

Together we will create a future for our children that will welcome them with open arms.

Taylor
Columbus, OH

I/You will...

discover joy in places that surprise you

Bethany Lockwood
North Canton, OH

Together we...

Together we laughed and cried. We celebrated and problem solved and scoffed at the scans, the tests...and shook our fists at the skies. Now you are gone and I am left on the shore with memories of your smile, your fierocity in the face of unrelenting disease. And you are at peace, simply - part of the universal whole.

Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio
Columbus, Ohio

Some days with grace and grit...

seemingly on vacation / I stand - or sit - but probably lean and wonder at what is before me / I silently swear and then resolutely step out into the muck / to help

Zach Rossfeld
Columbus, OH

Some days are like...

Some days are like falling from the sky and waiting for the ground to break it/ Some days are like waiting for someone to grab on to you before you fall/ Some days are like seeing a rope and remembering you can hold on and pick yourself up.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Some days are like...

treading water, my feet sputtering against the weight, barely able to keep me afloat. Some days are like floating, weightlessly, amid the lofty dreams and hopes and wishes - few substantial, but able to carry me.

Sarah
Columbus, OH

Some days are like...

never knowing where the line of darkness begins and our light with in us ends. As we approach this experience thru others we are not sure how to feel before we leave them.


Columbus Ohio

Some days are like...

a whirlwind blowing through a field of grass


Some days with grace and grit...

Some days with grace and grit I balance on one foot, reach out to grab a hand, and hope I don't fall.


Columbus OH

Together we...

will heal the world with our love and patience.

Kim Frier
Columbus, OH

Some days are like...

Are like rays of sunshine while others are like hurricanes and tornadoes. But through it all the rainbow appears. Then you finally know you are human and whole.

Deborah Russell
Centerburg, Ohio

Some days are like...

Some days are like a fall walk/taking in the colors of the trees/some days are like a mountain hike/where you never reach the top/but then/ some days are a cool breeze/allowing breath to come easily

Jess
OH

Some days I/you...

I love my work and the people that I serve. Sometimes I'm sad for them when I don't have a cure.


Together we...

can reach out to listen and heal the people we touch, then share the experience and refresh each other... Resilience together will be key to our success!

Frank D Ferris
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Some days with grace and grit...

you will commit again in hidden and quiet ways with the heart of a lion and of a lamb to the calling you have received

nicole
columbus, ohio

Some days I/you...

Somedays patients are gift Somedays they cure me Somedays to alldays I grow I embrace I find God's honor in eyes searching answers Somedays answers come Somedays alldays of care brings me home.

Lynne G
Plymouth, Michigan

Some days with grace and grit...

With grace and blessings we celebrate what we do and with grit, perseverance and eyes forward, we keep looking for the hope of the future.

Mary K. Anthony
Solon, Ohio

Some days I/you...

Some day we will see/light at the end of the tunnel/and imagine emerging into spaces we share/hands we can clasp./Laughter will bubble/brokenness will heal/and we will give thanks/to you who brought us here.

Margo Waring
Juneau, Alaska

Some days I/you...

Some days I can see/myself walking with my mother/who is also walking but/dead since Wednesday and I go/along with her and the whole/scene, the feeling of being/together, able to hold onto her/hand which still takes/mine to caretake and/to replace the gerber/daisies I dropped to the floor when/I got the call/safe at home not.

Nancy Dzina
Delta, CO

Some days I/you...

think of moving forward, like a hummingbird / or a barnacle on a whale, or a propeller deep under water / think of rain moving in sheets / and the stillness after

Mistee St Clair
Juneau, Ak

Some days are like...

Some days are like swimming against the current / Some days the current takes me, and I let it / Spirit, either way, buoy me up / Help me keep my head and hold my breath

Wendy Brooker
Wasilla, Alaska

Together we...

Together we will raise our days

Dawn Jensen Nobile
Wenatchee WA

Some days with grace and grit...

Some days with grace and grit/ I get up and face the day with grace/ Or I get up and feel the grit/ Of scrolling past the negative/ Some days it is best to stay the course/ And live the life you know is right/ While others twist in the breeze/ Of the latest ill wind that rises.

Susan
Wasilla, AK

Some days I/you...

Some days you will want to give up — / you will think, "this isn't worth it" — / but when someone says "thank you," / you'll remember your purpose.

Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum
Wasilla, AK

Together we...

Together when we can take a pause to reflect, we wonder what what type of unexpected beauty may emerge from the agony of these ashes?

Linda Vance
Benson, AZ

Some days I/you...

Have something to learn and am grateful for that lesson.

Scott M
Sierra Vista, AZ

Some days are like...

moving through the world without skin/ so tender, raw, and upending/ the scrape in the balm invites... sinking in, sinking in, sinking in

Rose
Olympia, WA USA

Some days I/you...

remember, at least for a second, how grateful the whole world is for all you are giving at this moment in our collective journey.

Libby
Anchorage, Alaska

Some days I/you...

Some days I feel Sorrow, For all that are at Work, But in the Morrow, Though we may go through Hork, I know I will find something Better.

Kyle Page
Albany, OR, US

Some days I/you...

Some days you will find that / just getting out bed will be a chore. / But the lives you touch / will make it all worth it.

Lynsey M.
WA, USA

Together we...

This pandemic We are In today Leaves us Confused And not always ok Tied up in knots From all the confusion We look around Trying to find Comfort

tina neumann
Oro Valley, Az

I/You will...

You will not know all the lyrics but you will sing the songs loudly

Jamee Rothmeier
Soldotna, Alaska

Some days with grace and grit...

Some days with grace and grit we climb out of the pit of isolation toward the light of community.

Kathy Sue Justus
Anchorage, AK

Some days are like...

Some days are like a rose beautiful and sweetly scented the kindness of a stranger waters the garden And though thorns remain they do not deter the gardener all must be kept alive beauty will prevail

Kim Schooley
East Wenatchee, WA

Some days are like...

minutes, hours, weeks, and years rolled into one uncertain day.

Dana Hansen
Hudson, OH

Some days I/you...

Have a heart so full it’s going to explode/ while other days I have a heart so hurt it could break/ nursing is unpredictable/ but A nurses Love is unconditional

Michaela Bann
Erie, PA

Some days I/you...

some days the sun is still a great warmth ... the sun is still warming us ... how strange, even in this pit ... how strange and still constant the joy of our skin

Cameron Gorman
Aurora, Ohio

I/You will...

You will appreciate that It’s with the blessing of the Doctor and Nurse ... Fighting in the front to get rid of Covid 19 curse... Clouds of mercy may shower their serene rain... To whoever risk their lives to relief the agony and pain...

Enaam Mujallid
Saudi Arabia

I/You will...

You will find In the Age of the Quarantine... A woman can become her family’s Queen... Her kindness lets all members convene... To their spirits, she provides the needed vaccine... When the world turns insane... Fear or fight penetrate the brain... A woman is the family’s rush of adrenaline!... She is the genuine cure and medicine!... 🍃🍃🍃🍃🍃

Enaam Mujallid
Saudi Arabia

I/You will...

always be there

Carmen
San Luis

Some days with grace and grit...

I set my jaw into a smile


Some days with grace and grit...

Some days with grace and grit I hear the voice of artists/their words and actions bring joy and color/their situations bring the reality of "no."/ No gallery openings, no theatre performances/ no concerts, no dancing./Transitions from creating and selling,/to volunteering and giving./Complications from scarcity of marketing, money, and sales./Interruptions in service - not the kind given away,/but the disruption caused by "no."/No electricity, no family gatherings,/no wifi, no assurances./ Some days with grace and grit I hear the voice of arts lovers,/their words and actions show appreciation./Generosity: Tickets from cancelled performances, donated./Forward thinking: Subscriptions renewed without the promise of theatre or concert seasons to come./Big hearts: Donations given, organizations afloat./ Some days with grace and grit I see through the light,/two halves of the whole./ The darkness of some days/that will lead to the light of tomorrow,/where art and life converge again.

Donna
Ohio

Together we...

Together we are a handful of notes to a collective symphony

Gabz Ciofani
Cleveland, OH

Some days I/you...

Some days the globe will witness the remarkable contribution Some days you will be rewarded for the beautiful motions Some days the unforgettable work will be engraved in the body of the nations Some days no one will be able to live without your inspiration Some days people will realize the white angles are the gifts from the Creation Some days each finger will be a shining star in the globalization Some days everyone will greet you in the form of admiration Some days generations will wish your place for their occupation Some days hospitals and all centers will have you under their consideration Some days and everyday you will have a moral obligation to guard your patients

Dr. Haifaa Faqeih
Saudi Arabia

Some days with grace and grit...

You will face the demons and wonder why they never go away, others day you will feel the presence of angels and know things will get better.

Barbara Broome
Kent, OH

Some days with grace and grit...

I stare at the sad sky. It is bringing darkness, I wish the clouds could lose their water, And bring the sunshine that will heal.

Suzanne
Warren

Some days are like...

Are like a season of stillness. We wait in silence and suspended animation for the world to resume, for normal to envelope us again, for a plague to pass over us. Some days we open our eyes and consecrate ourselves to the sacred work of reimagining the world.

Stephanie Danes Smith
Warren, Ohio

Some days I/you...

Some days seem all the same An endless cycle of news A constant reminder of pain Some days we hold onto hope Those beautiful visions of angels dressed in white Men and women working tirelessly Courageous heroes ready for an enormous fight Some days seem all the same An endless cycle of news A constant reminder of pain

Terry Clarke
Chantilly, Virginia

Some days I/you...

Some days you will hold your tears and silent screams until the dark protects you, frees you from the sadness and pain that surrounds your caring and determined heart.


Niles, Ohio

Some days I/you...

Some days I feel put together and ready to take on the obligations put my way. Other days I feel nervous and less prepared. Support from my colleagues and family keeps me going. Peaceful talks with my patients remind me that my work matters. It is a time of being confused and careful, but I know that life continues.

Jillian Schmidt
PITTSBURGH, PA

Together we...

Together we will face our fears/Knowing we have each other, no matter what./And knowing this too shall pass.

Danielle Sarver Coombs
Hudson, OH

Some days are like...

a rock in a stream, disturbing the rushing current.

Kat
Vinton, Virginia

Some days are like...

are like the weather./ They open you up,/ they wear you down,/ but still you respond/ with open eyes and heart.

Larry
Huron

Some days I/you...

Some days I just don’t. Someone or something else does. And it’s okay Because that’s how I learn That I can.

Marla McNabb
Coventry Township, Ohio

Some days I/you...

Somedays I feel like musicians and care givers worldwide are TANGLED UP IN BLUE with this SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE but glad to have SHELTER FORM THE STORM and a BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER from the IDIOT WIND. Covid-19, like a HURRICANE, has me in my basement studio FAKING IT for an open mic playing the SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES for my dog CECILIA. But life is good stay tuned.

Don Lee
Stow, Ohio

Some days I/you...

Some days we feel we can’t go on And then we do anyway Because we love the person for whom we care. Daughter of ours, we taught you well Your heart beats free and you care for so many. Being a nurse means you put them first and their care and their future health is better for it.

Judy Auer Shaw
Kent, Ohio

Together we...

will truly believe the call That all means ALL.

C.Law
Detroit

Together we...

can speak across the silent spaces and witness one another's days

Shannon E. French
Ohio

Some days are like...

Some days are like a never ending loop of necessity. Awakening, breathing, consuming, and slumber.

Brook Wyers
Ravenna, Ohio

Some days are like...

Some days are like the ocean / the current never ends and the days are long and blue

Caitie
Kent, Ohio

Some days I/you...

Some days you want to tuck a cloud beneath your bed/ You want to drink all the rain, stay up at night listening to a storm raging/ And a tornado stepping heavily./ You want to wrap the world in a blanket and force it to sleep/ But then there are days when you want to have/ more than one sun and more than one moon/ So you could keep one or two safely for the darker days.

Nisreen Yamany

Some days are like...

Some days are like feeling trapped in a box, hoping for someone to open it and, for once, be surprised to see you and all that you contain.

Isaiah Hunt
Cleveland

Some days are like...

Some days are like a cloud full of rain, heavy just above my head.

David
Kent

Some days are like...

the invisible tattoos on my forearms, the ideas not forgotten but un-inked// this life run by disease, refuses to run away// just in circles around the stupid track// and I'll never have a circle in ink

Rebecca Cybulski
Geneva, OH

Some days are like...

Some days are like frostbite; Hard burning painful. Brave them, Warmth will come soon. Other days will pour themselves out in warm cups of coffee. Or in smiley tribes of bright daffodils standing erect at your doorstep Ready to greet you and let you know how bright the day will be With you .. For you … !

Nisreen Yamany
Saudi Arabia

Some days are like...

the first frost of winter

Megan Smith
Ohio

Some days are like...

sand slipping through your fingers.


Ohio

Some days are like...

Some days are like molasis slow and hard but without these days you can't taste the sweetness

Lucinda McCall
Greenwhich Connecticut

Some days are like...

Some days are like the shy kiss of February on my cheeks my foggy breath on the window pillow fluff bobbing along the horizon and a warm hug from the fire

Stella Maymin
Greenwich, CT

Remember/Find...

Remember the days of hardship, it makes the victory so much sweeter


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