Soul Crossing

Episode 3: Amor Matris

Magda was accustomed to long hours in the OR and coming home at hours most people label ‘ungodly’. The work she did, however, was anything but. In the years since she became a surgeon, she had loosened death’s grip on the souls of those who came to her with gunshot wounds, stab wounds, collapsed lungs, swollen brains and bleeding hearts. She even undid the will of those who meant to end their own lives. For all the goodness the fruits of her labor made her feel within, they also left her with a question that she could never seem to reconcile – a question that she most often pondered behind the wheel of her BMW as she drove home in the stillness of night, just as she was right now. “If I can save so many lives, why can’t I create even one?”

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