Friday, October 28, 2011

I have seen u somewhere...

                It occurs most of the time with my patients...and I am beginning to get embarassed about it now .  Whoa ! they are not MY patients as yet , but I would like to say so because the most fantabulous thing about being in the doctor's profession is having an actual power to bring about real changes of betterment in our patients' lives, people's lives......Just the feeling that my advice , sometimes timely , could change their life and prevent unwanted , unnecessary ill health imbues me with a satisfaction unparalleled by any other of the myriad things that my life's chock-a-bloc with .

          So, as much as possible , I always try to meet up with my patients and chat them up about their progress ,  I love giving general health care tips .....( Prevention is better than cure , right ! ) . It's uplifting to experience the feeling of reassurance that they look up to you for .....and the actuality of the immense responsibility that we bear never fails to move me......

          Only one minor hitch ! I hardly remember their faces ! So, when these folks come up to me , it takes some explaining on their part before Total Recall arrives !  De facto, I totally rememeber their case histories , but I just don't know which belongs to whom !

           So, when yesterday this woman who was being prepared for her Ceasarean section , asked me to be by her side in the Operation Theatre , my facial expressions duly made her realise my short term memory loss ! Nevertheless, I'm quick to recover and looking forward to visit her tomorrow....

           And day before yesterday , cycling back to my hostel , this woman on the road with a baby boy in her lap , actually bowed before me with folded hands . Turns out , I had given her son an anti-rabies immunoglobulin shot !

         So, my impaired posterior parietal cortex has given me some more occassions , the long term memory of which , I have preserved enough to cringe about ....

            One thing , it's overwhelming to acknowledge the respect with which people look up to you .......It' never a source of arrogance, but just humbles me everyday to find that I know so little and there's a whole uncharted sea before me....

        Anyway , there are exceptions to my idiosyncratic amnesia , though which I confess are entirely selfish ! I never forget the good-looking blokes .......well, you can't accuse me...It's just the unfair advantage that physical beauty has in all spheres of life !

         So, as a poor unfortunate sufferer of this patient-specific amnesia , the only cure I am left with is this :  I can only pray to God with folded hands that He ensures a steady inflow of those who constitute the veritable exceptions to my ailment .....
               

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Whiff Of Fresh Air ....

Just got inspired by the morning's first rain....

The Morning Rain brings with it a whiff of fresh air...
As the promising clouds turn a tint dark ...
And Roar and Pour out their pent-up emotions...
The quiet air is shaken by the chorus cadence of the hurrying downpour...
Tiny drops of water from heaven trace their path through the blue sky ...
And kiss the thirsty soil of the earth...
Wetting its senses and penetrating into its soul...
Filling delightful puddles everywhere....
In the tar road and in the soft grass...
Where it falls splosh-posh , an ephemeral tiny wave forms...
That travels only to conspire with a multitude of others...
All plants and trees alike are washed clean...
The leaves now an alluring green...
And people with their arms spread...
Getting drenched in the rain....
Imploring a splash of love to touch the dry, barren and hungry island that is its heart...
Somewhere far , a rainbow has formed , announcing the imminent arrival of its Sculptor...
The Morning Rain brings with it a whiff of fresh air...
And in its wake , leaves an Earth as if newly carved and moulded...
Imbuing the cool air with its lingering fragrance...
Unveiling the splendour of the everyday green around us.......
Tantalizing my senses , Touching my soul....
The Morning Rain brings with it a whiff of fresh air ....

Status of an Indian village woman .....

A few days back , a man from a nearby village , probably a farmer or labourer came to our hospital for his wife was due to give birth . She was in her late 20s and already the mother of six children . The pregnancy however was complicated (what with multiple births and hardly any adequate intervals ) . Our Sir told the man that either his wife or the expected baby could only be kept alive........
               Guess what the man said ! Promptly , his face totally bereft of even the least amount of thought , he replied that the baby be saved because he can always find another woman to wash clothes .....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Every Day's A Miracle !

Every day is a miracle
I wake up , open the windows of my room....
I let the first rays of the sun enter my room and my life ,
It's always amazing to see how the dark , long night....
Metamorphoses , in the blink of an eye , to ...
That time when the Earth is at its purest and virginal best
When the air you breathe into your lungs
Is cool and pure and cleanses you inside
Taking in one of the most beautiful fragrances in the world...
I stand still for a moment....
And lost in the splendour of creation .
Trees surround me with their gowns of green
Stuck with awe...
At the mere feeling of standing near a towering , still tree...
In the midst of the everyday hustle and bustle of books and classes....
It is a miracle , that I manage to steal such a moment....
Am grateful to God for these gifts...
Baby pigs scamper around , grunting and ..
I watch as siblings fight for food bits among the garbage
That promptly lines as a barricade our hostel corridors
I look out of my window.....and.....
Witness the endless expanse of blue sky
Through the crevices of leaves of the trees in front....
Ignoring the dirt that lies ahead
I still take in the freshness of the morning air....
Instead , I focus on the beauty that's the quantum of the picture
And I realize the truth that the newborn Earth is unveiling for me....
Life may not be perfect , it never is.....
But there sure swims always a lotus
In the muddy waters...
Serene and unaffected , in total repose...
It dances in the cool winds of the morn...
And swims with joyful abandon...
It smiles...
In Resonance with the Radiance
Of  Belief within....
Maybe the Lotus is me......



Monday, October 24, 2011

Just Another Crush !

Waking up in the morning ,
I find myself thinking....
If I'll get to see his lovely face today.....
Just the fleeting sight of which 
Makes me think Lady Luck is on my way !
I am searching for him , 
My intoxication filling my moments to the brim.....
Hoping he'll come my way......
Just to end a futile search with dismay.....
Imbued with a fond longing to see him...
And glow with the special thrill on seeing him......
Still remember the day when I first saw......
Nothing stirred in me , not someone to be thought of .....
But that one smile did it , had held me mesmerized......
And now I realize...
Tis' not that I'm in love with someone
But i'm in love with the idea of ' love '....
I desperately want to project the foolish , idealistic notions 
Of Love , as painted in books and whipped up in fantastical concoctions....
Into the real world context ....
And sufficed to know...
He's just the third in a row ...
Of my one sided love peccadilloes....
Yet another frog kissed by the princess....
In my once-in-a-while moments of existential digress.....
Sufficed to know...
I have got over this one too.....
Just like with the previous two....
Sufficed to know....
The man who had me all shy and nervous...
And cheeks filled with the rosy blush....
He was Just Another Crush !!!