Monthly Archives: May 2014


Embrace the moment

Catch the light

Count the stars among the night

Search for spring within all dormant

Seedlings whisper

Hope, ignite


See infinity

Another’s eyes

Seek the truth beyond the guise

Listen for the fledgling melody

Awaken heartbeat

Soul, arise


When I interact with patients, I find that I often receive intangible gifts, such as little shifts in perspective.  I wrote the following haiku after meeting a patient earlier this quarter who stayed in my mind long past our time together that day.

You could have been me

I could have been you, so close

in age, the same dreams

I sometimes realize that I spend much of my days viewing my life through a metaphorical microscope.  Focus is essential, but I think that too much of it can strain the eyes of my heart , and that’s exactly when I need to step back and gaze into the distance.

May we be daily granted the gift of viewing life through a wide-angle lens.