|Posted on May 24, 2011 at 1:23 PM|
While envisioning this recent image, I thought alot about the various conversations that my Dad and I would have, over coffee. Usually, our talks would turn to the various phases of the human condition or what my Dad would call, The Pathway of Life". He would say," Everyone has a pathway or road of life. It is uncertain. At times, our pathway's can be full and very rewarding. Other times, it can be overwhelmed with difficulties, such as an illness. But, with the help of kindness, compassion, and a strong will; a human being can just about overcome, anything." I thought alot about what my Dad, had said.
To me, these are the same attributes that create an excellent nurse. From the moment, a person has decided to take that first step into the field of Nursing, he or she will have beome greatly aware that they (themselves), will be an important part of a patient's well-being. A nurse will experience every emotion. From the happiest of times, to the couragest of moments, and eventually, even tremendous sorrow. Unfortunately, in recent times even one's own safety and fear for their patients. This is a pathway that should not be taken lightly....
For me this image, is more than just a painting. It is a part of every nurse that I have had the pleasure of knowing, over the years. I imagine, that they were chosen for this Pathway of Life, lovingly followed by the Hummingbird, as if to say,"You are never alone; I am always with you, in Spirit."