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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.