I feel connected

I look up at the stars.  I feel connected: legs to earth, shoulders to sky.  I squint my eyes and see the lines that link stars to make constellations, feel their umbra extend down to me, connecting me with this parcel of land that I stand on. Everything is united: my children, the clouds, God, the moon, the mother of my children, the Ford station wagon that will overheat soon if I do not get back and keep going.  Under this sky I am connected to all I left behind in Tennessee, all the friends and patients who wished me luck….

I remember the acts of human kindness that illumine our world.

– Abraham Verghese, My Own Country


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One Comment

  1. patrica
    Posted October 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    beautiful