A female doctor in her fourth year of training was assigned to take charge of a 86 year-old man with both dementia and cerebral infarction dribbling yellow saliva and rolling like a beast. She thought she drew the short straw. While giving him constant care and attention, one day she asked him who she was. "A person I love," he said. The doctor felt a lump in her throat with an unexpected reward. From "Do you see my voice?" supervised by Kumiko Nagata.
March 25, 2016
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun