Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Finding Peace

  • Finding Peace

    Zachary G. Jacobs San Francisco, California, United States   Finding Peace Photograph taken and edited by Zachary Jacobs The ocean wind gusts, heady and thick, chapped lips speckled with briny grit. Gulls yammer in protest of the breeze, fits of throaty birdsong amid the whisper of the sea. She sits. Sand conforms lovingly to her hips,…

  • Turning points

    Loretta S. DownsChicago, Illinois, USA My mother’s end-of-life was 15 years long. It began the day my father died and she became dependent upon her children to fill the roles he had played throughout their 61-year marriage. We managed relatively well, and her health continued to be good for nearly seven years. By the time…