Another day at the office

De Costa, Alan (2019) Another day at the office. Surgical News, 20 (3). pp. 52-53.

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[Extract] But it wasn't really. My usual Wednesday morning consulting session was cancelled. After all, I did not want any more work. I had a leisurely stroll up the Red Arrow, the much loved walk up the hill overlooking the airport in a light drizzle, and on the way down marvelled at a perfect rainbow with my city apartment perched in the middle of it. Cairns, this lovely little city, where the rainforest meets the sea, is full of these surprises. An apple for breakfast, and an hour's music practice. I am trying to play Myra Hess' transcription of Cantata 147, "Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring" and am finding it a struggle. So few notes, but each one a trap. I read the music and play the notes, but struggle to make it sing. The void persists between head and hands. Is there an analogy with surgery?

Item ID: 58934
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1443-9565
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 02:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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