2 June

How Do You Say Goodbye To People You Came To Love

by Jon Katz

How Do You Say Goodbye To People You Came To Love But Have Only Known For A Few Days? I Don’t Know, It’s Never Happened To Me Before. Something Inside Of Me Is Opening Up. The Saratoga Hospital Nurses Who Have Helped Save My Feet Are Different. They Seem Happy To Know I Am Going Home Tomorrow. They are mostly young, Not Yet Cynical or Disillusioned Or Worn Down By The People Who Treat Them Like Slaves, Not Humans. One By One They Come In To My Room To Tell Me Their Stories And Ask Me About Mine. I Came To Love A Lot Of These Mostly Young And Loving Women. They Really Cared About Me. They Really Helped Me. And Now I Am Sad To Say Goodbye To Them, I Care About them. I Doubt I Will Ever See Any Of Them Again.



  1. You have an open heart, Jon. It’s very nice to hear the mutual respect you and the nursing staff share.

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