THE FIXED HEART
This week's Modern Love column in the New York Times is wonderful: "Nursing a Wound in an Appropriate Setting." It's about how a doctor overcomes a broken heart in an unlikely place: the hospital in which he works. The accompanying video is spectacular.
When I started my work as a doctor, it took every bit of concentration to put aside my private sadness and focus on my patients. I was lost, and it’s a wonder I didn’t hurt anyone. In moments of downtime, and especially in the depths of night when the unit was quiet, memories of my ex and my longing for her would overtake me. Like a persistent virus, loneliness lived inside me.