patience

I see too many people treating roleplaying like a job and not a hobby. Threads get dropped, plots fall through, people come and go and some of them might be shitty people, or some of them might not be sure enough in their muses to want to play with them all too often. It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel like they can’t respond to every thread every time you tag them back. It’s just- patience and understanding, people. Please.

Grief changes your perspective in nursing. When you’ve experienced first hand what it means to be a family member, you learn patience. When you’ve felt the helplessness of watching a loved one suffer, you perhaps understand why people take out their frustrations on caregivers. When you see how hard it is to be the one who is entrusted to make medical decisions, you realize the choice to let a patient go isn’t quite as simple as a “yes, it’s time.” When you take care of people & their families whom are afflicted with the same disease, or on end of life care; it weighs heavily on your soul - and reminds you what it feels to walk in their shoes. When you find yourself at the bedside holding the hand of a loved one as they take their last breaths, you feel the gut wrenching pain of the vitality of love, life and loss.
—  Nurse X
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
—  Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet