Wounded Healer

An excerpt from Wounded Healer, edited by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, 1994, written by a cancer survivor:

Still it is next to impossible
to do this alone.
We need the loving truth of others to be well.
Inevitably when one is thrust into life,
Into crisis, into transformation
Without notice or instruction
Some come with us and are forever changed
While others watch as we are forced out to sea.
It is the power of love
that enables those who come along
and in truth,
a language of experience is unearthed
that cannot be translated
to those who stay behind.

–Mark Nepo

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