Friday, October 10, 2014


Summer came and went. Now fall will quickly pass too. One thing for certain is that time stops for no one.

There was a problem with the 1 train yesterday. I got way uptown and had to take a taxi to St. Luke's on 113rd. When the nice taxi pulled up to the ER entrance, the driver turned towards me, looked into my eyes and said, "take care of yourself." I returned his glance, paused for a moment and responded, "I will, thank you." And just like that, we made a pack.

I started my 40-hour training to become a volunteer advocate for the Crime Victim Treatment Center to provide comfort and support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence at the emergency department. I feel grossly inadequate to help anyone given my recent poor mental state. Still, I hope to find strength in bare witness to people stronger than me. Healing is contagious.