Though I often scare myself and have many unbearable things, everything will be OK in the end.

a head nurse 



It may just have happened, many of nurses I have ever met are easy-going, tough, that is, powerful. Nursing is a job of attending to troubles and debilitation of life and the end of that. Why are they able to prepare themselves for the worst thinking that everything will be fine in the end in spite of the fact that they are on the shoreline of life and death? Do we become accustomed to preparing ourselves for the worst naturally after many practical experiences?


from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun