I took this photo on the way to the hospital today. It seems to me this is a sign we should all be shown at birth.
Or it could say “Warning: Life is deep and messy and sometimes you can’t see the light.”
Last week I had my monthly appointment with my doctor. Because I’m reliably stable, I was given to the young and personable Resident to see. It was our first time meeting and he was very restrained as he reviewed the usual questions.
Then came the moment when he asked me, “Can I examine you now?”
His eagerness made me laugh and I replied, “I know, you’re just dying to feel this liver, aren’t you?”
He laughed casually as I climbed up on the table. Then he started to actually examine the breadth of my liver and I saw a growing gleam in his eye.
“Oh, this really is exciting! I’ve never seen a liver like this before”
So maybe I shouldn’t feel satisfaction in having such a uniquely big liver, but I did feel a sense of accomplishment. If I’m to have a big liver, I want it to be the biggest. We might as well have some ambition in this life.