We are all bound together right now in a mass crisis caused by a new virus and a disease we are frightened of called COVID-19. We do not know when this crisis will be over. We may have friends and family working on the front lines of health care and we may be at the front lines ourselves, getting up every day, donning personal protective equipment, and trying to understand what is happening around us. With the hallmark grit of nurses everywhere, we all do what we need to do next.

In the small book Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, Anne Lamott tells the story of how she came to understand meaning, hope, and repair through the experiences of her life. This book is a quick read, although meaty in its own way. It is not a particularly religious...

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