Last rays reaching over the Rockies, throwing many shades and hues, the peaks sharpen then merge in succession, and the saying comes to mind: “beyond mountains…there are more mountains.” Challenge after challenge both separate and merged, such also is the vista of health care. Forth spring peaks of egregious injustice, ignored innovation, and inconceivable carnage.
Awe, dread, dismay, feigned nonchalance are our postures in the face of these peaks, but maybe also dedication, courage, and defiance? We cannot explode nor flatten these mountains; they are part of us for better or worse; we have built our home, our basecamp, our livelihood in their shadows. Yet we watch as clouds and rains may pass over; we feel the fresh air flow down to us from distant snowfields barely glimpsed, and newly heartened we begin to say, yes, although there are mountains beyond mountains, we can learn to climb, move about, and… Continue reading