From the January 1961 magazine.

You Sure Have Something!

The Power of the Serenity Prayer

THE nurse waited a few moments for the pill to take effect, then said, "It's time now that we started for surgery." My wife, standing alone in the austerely hygienic bedroom, held back the tears and forced a smile.

I lay back and closed my eyes as the wheeled bed moved grimly down the long corridor. "Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change." I could feel my lips move numbly. The powerful medication was beginning to take effect. I thrust a hand out through the latticed sides of the bed. It may have been the drug but I was sure that Someone seized my hand in a warm clasp and held it close.

-- B. K.

Glendale, California

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