“We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed. For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement. When we are no longer able to change a situation . . . we are challenged to change ourselves.”
-Viktor Frankl, from Man’s Search for Meaning
Christine Brandel is a writer and photographer. Her poetry collection A Wife is a Hope Chest was published by Brain Mill Press in 2017. She writes a column on comedy, teaches writing at Ivy Tech Community College, and is also a hospice volunteer.
Christine reads “Panic Annie, Becoming a Witness,” “To My Son Who Was Never Born,” and “The Quiz.”