Monday, June 27, 2011

A little piece of me is gone. Forever.

Nursing is an art: and, if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion, as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or cold marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of the Fine Arts.”
Florence Nightingale, 1868

Many tears.