Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine. - Leo Tolstoy
Trip-sitting for a dear friend: after
"No man was ever wise by chance." Lucius Seneca
"You have to practice for a long time before you can learn to sound like yourself." Miles Davis
This is the third (and last) in a three-part series. The two earlier posts are "Trip-sitting for a dear friend: before" and "Trip-sitting for a dear friend: during". How do we integrate these powerful experiences? Like manure, do we need to 'dig in' our experiences carefully to learn & change helpfully ... or maybe we are changed whether we consciously choose to 'cooperate' with the process or not?
More to follow ...