True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 00:25.

It was a busy morning, approximately 8;30 am, when an elderly
> gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his
> thumb.
>
> He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00
> am.  I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would
> be over an hour before someone would be able to see him.
>
> I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with
> another patient, I would evaluate his wound.
>
> On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got
> the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
>
> While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation.
> I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was
> in such a hurry.
>
> The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to
> eat breakfast with his wife.
>
> I then inquired as to her health.
>
> He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a
> victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
>
> As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would
> be worried if he was a bit late.
>
> He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not
> recognized him in five years now.
>
> I was surprised, and asked him.  "And you still go every morning,
> even though she doesn't know who you are?"
>
> He smiled as he patted my hand and said.
>
> "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."
>
> I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and
> thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."
>
> ~True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
>
> ~True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and
> will not be.
>
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ANTI-SPECIESISM:
SPECIESISM:
1. A PREJUDICE OF ATTITUDE OF BIAS TOWARD THE INTERESTS OF MEMEBERS OF ONE'S OWN SPECIES
AND AGAINIST THOSE OF MEMBERS OF OTHER SPECIES.
2. A WORD USED TO DESCRIBE THE WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATION THAT IS PRACTICED
BY HOMO SAPIENS AGANIST THE OTHER SPECIES.
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