I am taking a short blogging break – just a few days. I had an accident, thankfully a very minor one but it still necessitated a trip to A & E (Accident & Emergency). If you put the phrases; fingers of the right hand – not paying enough attention – lid falls off – boiled kettle, in the correct order you will know what happened.
In the great plan of things it’s a minor travail. But some of the fingers on my right hand are well and truly swaddled in a thick white dressing, so it’s not easy to type; hence the brief blogging break.
At the hospital last night a passage from Cutting for Stone, a book by Abraham Verghese that I read some time ago floated into my mind. I cannot recall it fully but the gist is one of the characters (a famous doctor) asks a room full of medical students what is administered by ear in an emergency room. None of the students knows the answer. The answer is words of comfort.
Have a good weekend. I will be back *on air* properly on Sunday or Monday.