Art Suffering

Art in a Painful World and How it Humanizes Us

Hospitals can be busy places. When I found myself hospitalized for premature labor over ten years ago, I was thankful for the doctors’ and nurses’ efficient care for me. However, sometimes there were certain staff members that treated me more like a medical object than a person, likely because they were hurried and overworked. Somewhere …

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What Suffering is Teaching Me

They say suffering changes you, and that’s true. But it amuses me that we think it only brings good change. Suffering is so hard, we automatically like to assume the changes it brings are worth it, humanly speaking. But like everything in life, it brings a mixed bag. This isn’t to deny that we serve …

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