Tuesday, January 28, 2014


A few minutes after Scott stopped breathing, I put my ear to his chest.
It was the most profound silence I've ever experienced.

This afternoon I had a chance to practice my physical exam skills with a classmate in preparation for an upcoming test. I listened to her heart, as I do in virtually every physical exam.
I want to remember that hearing a heartbeat is always a gift.


marian said...

Ouch. Yes.

Paul P said...

There should be wonder and amazement. Every time.

Tiffany Neal said...

The night after we visited you and said goodbye to Scott, I had trouble going to sleep. I thought to put my hands over my heart to feel my heartbeat, and it was comforting. I do that most nights now, and it has been more helpful to me than other meditative practices I've tried.