Hospice Training

Today I'm going to go do some hospice volunteering, and I'll be visiting someone with dementia. I'm sort of nervous. Should be interesting though. I'm looking forward to this chance to really expand my comfort zone and to do something really weird, but good and helpful. Hopefully it all works out okay. The twilight of life-- a place and time that might encourage some weird thoughts that I might be better off not facing. The terminality of life. It's scary. I don't know. I guess it's better to face it than ignore it.

Oh, I went and saw Scout Nibblet on Saturday. Dan was drumming for her, but for one song she got on the drums and started repeating "We're all gonna die, we're all gonna die" over and over. That made me laugh, because it was so dumb. Actually staring it in the face will surely elicit other reactions though.

1 comment:

Skunkbay said...

Good for you. Hospice is a great group.