People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
In my work I tend to meet people in their dark times. It is rare for a patient to come to clinic because all is well. They come because they are struggling to keep going, are running out of fuel, too blown about by the storms of life.
It is my responsibility to search out the light hidden dim within, to assist my patient to fight back the darkness from their inner resources and offer what little I have to stoke and feed the light from the outside.
I offer a sanctuary from the storm; in return I am bathed in their glow.