Tag Archives: Zen

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Tuhina Raman Philadelphia, PA, USA   The Journey Inwards by Dr. Nikhil Meena The lateral chest is the easel for my handiwork. I paint an orange sheen that glints off my patient’s chest as I prep and drape in standard sterile fashion. Round and round, from the center to the periphery. Once, twice—the third time’s […]

Flyfishing and medicine

James Stoller Cleveland, Ohio, USA   Photo by Jeff Smith I am one of the many doctors who relish the zen of flyfishing. Standing in a stream, reading the clues for what type of fly to cast and where to cast it, and focusing incessantly on a dry fly drifting lithely to entice a hungry […]

Mindfulness in art: Robert Rauschenberg’s White Painting

Douglas Russell Los Angeles, California, USA   “An exhibition by artist Robert Rauschenberg at the Stable Gallery in New York, 1953.” Photo by Allan Grant/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.   In September of 1953, the Stable Gallery in New York City hosted a landmark exhibit of work by a young Robert Rauschenberg (pictured above at the […]

Into the Jungle

Benjamin Li Michigan United States   *Note: All characters and events are fictional. A sliver of dawn snuck beneath the blinds and stretched across the floor to where I stood, illuminating the pale, white tile. In the middle of the room, curled beneath a pile of covers, a young girl inhaled a deep, heavy sleep. […]