Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nothing to Be Done From Here

I just found out that a young (too young) man I know had a heart attack last night and is in an induced coma in the ICU of the hospital where E was born. It's a totally frustrating feeling sitting here in Town, with nothing I can do except stare at my computer to see if more information appears (which it won't, till tomorrow). I did do what I always do which is network: I contacted some well-connected adults I know in No Longer Red State Capital City Suburb to see if they can help out (of course he has no health insurance, being the kind of young man I tend to know). So I can also stare at the computer and see if they respond, which they won't, being the kind of civilized people who don't hang out on their computers in the middle of the night.

And I can do the other thing I always do, in my Quaker Zen unable-to-disbelieve-in-New-Age-mumbo-jumbo way: hold him in the light and send all my energy his way. You could do that too.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

Wish I was in a position to do something ... is his family nearby? Do they need dinner or something?

Libby said...

Oh, Becca, I hate that feeling of helplessness. Light, holding, yes.

Kate said...

Thanks for this post. It helps. Everything does.

postacademic said...

There's nothing silly about sending light and healing to people - haven't they done studies about the efficacy of prayer, even remote prayer, on people in hospitals? So light and prayer and love for him, even from people who don't know him. Good luck and keep us posted.

Kathy said...

oh I'm so sorry.....