October 2014

Learning From Patients (continued…)

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“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”  ~ Susan Sontag

I see this quote living out in my own life and in the lives of those I see everyday.  Afraid to acknowledge this dual citizenship, we keep this “other” passport shoved into the back of the drawer, hoping we’ll never have to claim it.Read More »Learning From Patients (continued…)