Tag: Empathy

Knees and needs

Today my sibling, four years younger, is having double knee replacement surgery.

Three months ago today, I injured my knee on a beach walk – coincident with her email announcement.

Bad knees are our heritage, so I inquired of all siblings about their needs and knees, a compassionate listener.… ...

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Tough Love

Tough Love


Several years ago a sister whispered, “I didn’t get the empathy gene,” in a wistful tone of exposition. The stunning confession is tape-recorded in my memory, a specialty from my profession and a childhood spent in vigilance.It explained a lot of things.… ...

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