NPR's Scott Simon's tweets from his mother's bedside
More and more people are following and reflecting on their conversation from his mother's bedside at a Chicago hospital with each passing moment.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Mon, Jul 29 2013 06:45:04Her passing might come any moment, or in an hour, or not for a day. Nurses saying hearing is last sense to go so I sing & joke.
- Simon is sharing perspective about small things.
- And big connections.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sun, Jul 28 2013 10:59:23I am not sure my mother understands Twitter or why I tell her millions of people love her--but she says she's ver touched.
- His words speak for themselves.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sat, Jul 27 2013 21:07:12Mother asks, "Will this go on forever?" She means pain, dread. "No." She says, "But we'll go on forever. You & me." Yes.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sun, Jul 28 2013 05:23:50When my mother woke briefly I sang her My Best Girl. She replied w/ You Are the Sunshine of My Life. Broadway in the ICU.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sun, Jul 28 2013 07:43:13City is cool, bright, & lovely this morning. My mother touches a splash of sunlight w/ her fingers. "Hello, Chicago!"
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sun, Jul 28 2013 11:01:54I think she wants me to pass along a couple of pieces of advice, ASAP. One: reach out to someone who seems lonely today.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sun, Jul 28 2013 11:02:50And: listen to people in their 80's. They have looked across the street at death for a decade. They know what's vital.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sun, Jul 28 2013 11:58:52Journos who say they're hard-boiled cause they see so much should know ICU nurses see more in a week. And come out kind.
- Here is some reaction to his tweets, especially Sunday's flurry.
- — Kay Hanley (@kayhanley)Sun, Jul 28 2013 11:46:40
- If you haven't clicked through to his feed yet, please do. He's at @nprscottsimon.
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