Opening Activity

Think of a specific instance when someone cared well for you. What was that person doing, and why? How did you respond to the care that person offered?

Discussion Questions

  1. What does the speaker mean by 'a place far beyond my reaching'?
  2. Why does the speaker talk to the woman she is bathing?
  3. Why does the speaker tell her the things she does?
  4. What, between them, is "being weighed"?
  5. Why doesn't the speaker make any promises?
  6. What do you make of the last line, about spring?

Closing Activity

In a word or phrase, what differentiates good care from bad care?

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